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University of Nottingham: Translation and Localisation Studies

Institution University of Nottingham
Department School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
Study type Taught


Did you know, there are many opportunities in the translation job market outside of interpreting and literary translation?

Localisation is the future for the translation industry. As products and services are increasingly offered globally, their content, instructions and interfaces need translating for local audiences. Every time you shop online with a global brand, or use international software, you are using localised content.

Our Translation and Localisation MA will give you the knowledge and skills to take advantage of the career opportunities localisation offers translators.

You will learn the key requirements of localisation in different contexts and get a thorough introduction to the technical tools available. You’ll also look at the 'why' of localisation by looking at marketing strategies and business needs. Practical projects will allow you to put theory into practice and produce work to the latest international standards.

This is the first masters degree in the UK offering localisation as a key component. It has been created in response to the changes of the language service industry, where localisation and specialised translation make up more than 70% of the market. We've designed this programme with employability in mind and you will be supported throughout to develop the skills and knowledge needed in industry today.

Languages offered You should be a native English speaker or have IELTS 7.0 in English. As well as English you will need significant proficiency in at least one of the following languages (see entry requirements for more information):

Arabic Chinese (Mandarin) French German Italian Japanese Korean Portuguese Russian Spanish


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