Are you ready to explore the connection between people and cultures? Our postgraduate programmes in Modern Languages will allow you to develop your career in translation and interpreting as well as further your research in to a variety of areas.

With expertise in French, German, Hispanic, Italian, Russian and Translation Studies, you will be studying in one of the top 100 Modern Language departments in the world. You will benefit from world-leading research in each of these areas and become part of a vibrant research environment.

Our flagship programme is the flexible and industry ready MA in Translation Studies, which will allow you to discover the art of translation within a global community of translators. Our MA in English-Chinese Interpreting with Translation is ideal for those looking to embark on careers as professional interpreters, combining interpreting theory and practice - with teaching taking place in a state-of-the-art Interpreting Suite.

Our lively postgraduate community also offers excellent routes in to research within five European Languages: French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. New and innovative research projects are constantly developed by staff and postgraduates, and there is regular programme of research seminars. We support students not only in research, but in giving successful papers and planning their careers – a much more holistic approach than that usually provided elsewhere. You can find your future supervisor here.

Scholarships and discounts still available for September 2020

Apply now for September 2020 and you could receive a £2000 discount on your tuition fees with our Birmingham Masters Scholarship. Apply by 31 July.

Already an undergraduate student at the University of Birmingham? Continue your postgraduate degree with us and receive a £1500 discount. Apply by 10 September 2020.

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Hannah Hutchinson

The highlight has been being part of a vibrant multicultural environment with students from all over the world, enabling our lectures and seminars to become melting pots of opinions, approaches and ideas. The strong focus on practical skills and program of career talks from relevant industry professionals means that I feel far more prepared to start my career in this area.

Hannah (Read more about Hannah’s story here)

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