A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons), as well as an excellent command of English and one or more foreign languages. If you don’t have a degree, equivalent experience will be considered.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the Centre for Translation Studies admissions team.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in reading and writing and 7.5 in speaking and listening.. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications
How to apply
Applicants for interpreting programmes with Chinese as working language are required to meet the English language requirements and submit both their application and all required supporting documents no later than 31 March 2019.
Applicants with French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish as working languages are encouraged to meet the English language requirement and submit both their application and all required supporting documents by 30 April 2019; it is possible to apply later than this date and applicants are required to complete these tasks no later than 26 August 2019 (International applicants) and 2 September 2019 (UK/ EU applicants).
This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Documents and information you'll need
When you have decided which course to apply for you will need to register for a University of Leeds Applicant Portal account to begin your online application. https://application.leeds.ac.uk/sign-up/
You must upload the following supporting documents before we assess your application:
- Official degree certificate(s) and transcript of marks
Applicants who have not yet graduated may provide an enrolment certificate and partial transcript of marks. You should provide copies of your documents in their original language and where this is not English, you must also provide an official translation of these documents.
- Evidence of English language proficiency
Ordinarily for non-native English speakers only. See the individual course descriptions for exact requirements.
Please read the instructions in the Supporting Statement section of the Applicant Portal, as you will also be required to submit the following:
- Translation Tests
You must submit a translation for each language combination you wish to study and in each direction you wish to study. Ensure that you sign and complete each declaration form to confirm that the translations are your own work. You may use dictionaries to help you with your translation.
If you require any further information, please contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Taught Postgraduate Admissions Office.
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0233 or +44 (0)113 343 3234
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Taught Postgraduate Admissions Policy
- UK/EU: £9,750 (total)
- International: £19,500 (total)
Read more about paying fees and charges.
For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
Additional cost information
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs
Scholarships and financial support
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.