Studying Translation at the University of Galway

Studying Translation at the University of Galway

It is possible to study translation and interpreting at various levels at the University of Galway. Below is a list of undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities. We also host postdoctoral fellows working in translation.

BA in Global Languages

The new Bachelor’s degree in Global Languages allows students to pick two or three languages, and complement their study with modules linguistics, translation studies and media.

MA/PDip (Conference Interpreting)

This programme trains students in the professional skills of conference interpreting, enabling them to avail of the employment opportunities for qualified interpreting professionals. It is the only course of its kind in Ireland—a programme developed in conjunction with the institutions of the EU.

MA in Translation Studies

This interdisciplinary Master’s degree allows students to expand and consolidate their translation skills between English and French, German, Irish, Italian or Spanish. It also includes the study of intercultural communication and of the role of translation in contemporary society.

MSc in Applied Multilingualism

The MSc in Applied Multilingualism is an innovative and interdisciplinary course that began
in September 2022.

PhD and Postdoctoral

The University of Galway has a structured PhD program where students can pursue a doctoral degree in translation and related fields. The university also hosts several postdoctoral research projects in linguistic and translation fields.