Translation Studies is an academic discipline that explores the practice, process and product of translation from both linguistic and cultural viewpoints.

At the University of Glasgow, students carry out hands-on translation work as well as exploring the discipline from a theoretical perspective.

Translation practice allows students to explore the features of different genres of text that generally fall into the following categories:

  • Literary translation comprising poetry, prose and theatre
  • Audiovisual translation such as subtitling and dubbing
  • Technical translation focusing on manuals, legal and medical texts
  • Journalistic, marketing and PR texts, including advertising, press releases and news articles
  • Our students go on to gain jobs in translation agencies, as freelance translators, teachers or in publishing, for example, and some continue in academia by working for a PhD in Translation Studies.