Centre for Translation Studies (CenTraS)

CenTraS at UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS) hosts an internationally leading research and teaching community, covering a wide range of fields within Translation Studies, from audiovisual translation and translation technology to specialised translation, interpreting and literary translation.

We offer a wide range of high-quality translation-related activities. These rely on a team of renowned academics and professional translators and interpreters, which has gained an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. We also work closely with industry partners to ensure that our programmes possess the maximum professional relevance, and we organise various activities which offer students a unique opportunity to establish contact with professional translators and interpreters, translation agencies and leading academics.



TraMAS (Translation and Media Accessibility Services) offers high quality translation and accessibility services across different media and languages.


Professional Courses

We offer a wide range of high-quality short courses for professional development (including online and summer courses).


Research Activities

Our research activity focuses on specialisms such as translation theory, metaphor in translation, theatre translation, specialised translation, audiovisual translation, translation technology, intercultural interaction and interpreting.


Translation Studies

Our postgraduate studies include taught programmes with specialised pathways at MA or MSc level, and a PhD programme for research students.