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Translation (Business and Legal) MA/PGDip

Translation (Business and Legal) MA/PGDip

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Full time | Middlesex University | 1 year | OCT

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Business Studies Translation

Course type


Course Summary

This course has been designed to provide you with the opportunity to gain an insight into the needs of a professional translator in a globalised world where businesses, institutions and governmental organisations require more translation work. Our two courses, Audiovisual and Literary Translation and Business and Legal Translation, cover fields of translation that are particularly in demand, opening up increased career opportunities and providing the competencies and skills required to maximise your employability. According to the National Centre for Languages, demand for translators "is being driven by globalisation, migration and political changes; giving rise to difficulties securing the services of appropriately qualified translators". Employers particularly expect translators to possess contextual, cultural and ethical knowledge and understanding of their field. Careers: Well qualified translators are in high demand and this course will leave you will placed for a wide variety of career opportunities in audiovisual translation, advertising or public relations; You might also wish to explore your options in research or academia, or even complete further study at doctoral level. There are many opportunities available in a variety of sectors including translation, publishing and travel industries. Students will also achieve PGDip.


This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to enhance their understanding (of the development) of approaches to translation which have been and often still remain at the forefront of the discipline of translation studies; to increase their insight into current knowledge in the discipline of translation studies and to explore recent developments and different approaches and schools of thought; to develop the ability to reflect on key issues and paradigms in translation theory and to evaluate approaches to translation and to develop the ability to relate students' translation tasks to contemporary approaches to translation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:2 honours degree or above (or equivalent) in a relevant subject such as languages or linguistics; They must have a native or near-native command of English and of at least one other language. As the programme offers business/legal translation and literary/audiovisual translation pathways, we also consider applicants with relevant degrees in those areas, provided they have the required language skills.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more