Postgraduate masters degrees

We have an expanding programme of exciting masters degrees which offer opportunities for the advanced study of aspects of European culture, European Union and European history, as well as the theory and practice of translation.

All Masters degrees are taught by academics who are internationally recognised for their expertise and scholarly publications, as well as being very passionate about modern languages and culture.

We offer the following taught courses:

Teaching in masters degrees is mainly conducted through seminars, which enables in-depth academic debate and discussion in small, relatively informal, groups. Each course is assessed through a combination of module-based essays or exams at the end of the Autumn and Spring Semesters, and then a supervised research dissertation written during the summer, on a topic of your choice.

The academic quality of our master’s degrees is recognised internationally. We attract students from all over the world and postgraduates are highly desired by employers in a wide range of careers and professions.


Visit us

Our Postgraduate Open Day will provide you with an ideal opportunity to find out more about postgraduate study at Cardiff as well as experience the majestic surroundings, the warm and friendly atmosphere or the infectious buzz of the city. The next annual Postgraduate Open Day will take place on 25th November 2015.

Find out more about the open day and other visit opportunities

Funding opportunities

In addition to Cardiff University Scholarships, there may also be funding available for postgraduate study from a number of other bodies or organisations to help you finance your studies.

General funding and fees information
Other funding options
Funding and fees for international students

How to apply

The quickest and easiest way to apply is online, but you can also apply by post if necessary. After you’ve submitted your application, you will be able to track the progress of your application online.

Student views

I found the MA program interesting for its accommodation of many languages. Learning in a cosmopolitan academic environment enriched my educational experience. Meeting other students from different backgrounds and cultures broadened my perspective of translation. It is this multilingual opportunity that made me realize the uniqueness of Arabic localization in relation to other languages. And so, I am now enjoying my dissertation writing on the topic.

Nada Al-Mazrooa, MA Translation Studies student

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Director of Postgraduate Teaching

Professor Gordon Cumming