University Research Transcription Services

Fast, Accurate & Secure Academic Research Transcriptions from the UK’s Leading Digtial  Transcription Provider

 Excellent service as always. Regular user.

Luke Blazejewski University of Salford

Great service. Very efficient and accurate.

Jo Dixon University of York

 Always happy with the service!

Leonie Tanczer UCL

Great service with accurate results.

John Brackstone The University of Winchester

Academic Research Transcription Services

Looking for high-quality academic transcription services? Contact McGowan Transcriptions for a free quote today! Call us on 0800 158 3733, drop us an email at or fill in our contact form.

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High-Quality Academic Research Transcripts for Universities, Students and Academics 

Here at McGowan Transcriptions, we have been providing universities, students and academics with superior quality academic transcription services for over 25 years. Our wealth of experience and industry knowledge have afforded us the privilege of working with some of the most well-regarded academic institutions in the world. 

Some of our academic transcription clients include the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, Ohio State University, McGill University and the University of York, as well as many other prestigious schools, colleges, and universities around the world.  

Our professional team of in-house transcriptionists transcribe:

  • Research interviews and research projects for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students
  • Academic interviews
  • Meetings
  • Lectures
  • Presentations and speeches
  • Group discussions
  • Focus groups

Using our standard transcription templates, we provide strict verbatim and intelligent verbatim transcription, as well as edited interview transcripts. We transcribe from all digital audio/video files including MP3, WAV, WMV and DSS; as well as MP4, MPEG and DVD files.

Fast, Accurate & Secure Academic Transcription

Here at McGowan Transcriptions, we understand the importance of education. Whether you’re a student seeking academic transcriptions or an employee of an academic institution looking to transcribe meeting minutes, McGowan Transcriptions provide fast, reliable and accurate transcripts to schools, colleges, universities, and students alike. 

We are the UK’s leading digital transcription agency, and pride ourselves on our reliability and accuracy we provide to our clients. Our experienced team of professional, in-house transcriptionists is experienced in delivering transcripts of the highest quality, and accuracy and guarantee that you won’t find the same quality academic transcripts anywhere else.  

McGowan University Academic Research Transcription Service

The transcription process is a time-consuming one; with deadlines to meet, and assignments to submit, outsourcing your transcriptions to our specialist academic transcribers will save you valuable time. We’re so confident in our work that ur turnaround times are guaranteed, we always aim to complete your transcription within 24 hours – we’ve never missed a deadline, and neither will you!

Security and confidentiality are of paramount importance to us at McGowan Transcriptions. All of our professional transcription and translation staff are subject to DBS screening, as well as our own background checks and comprehensive confidentiality agreements.  

All video and audio files are uploaded using our bespoke file upload platform Global Lounge; which boasts advanced security certificates, as well as a 2GB file upload limit and guaranteed 100% uptime, meaning you’ll never be caught out on submission dates.

Why Choose McGowan Transcriptions for Academic Transcription?

Your words are our business – and that’s why unlike other transcription companies we never subcontract! By keeping our services strictly in-house we are able to ensure confidentiality and guarantee fast accurate academic transcription.

  • All McGowan Transcriptions transcribers are native English speakers – this allows us to understand the context, regional dialects, and slang; eliminating misheard and misunderstood words.
  • The ID, nationality and immigration status of all our staff is carefully checked; and each member of the McGowan Transcriptions team signs a comprehensive confidentiality agreement before undertaking any work for McGowan Transcriptions.
  • We upload files using Global Lounge – Our bespoke, fully GDPR compliant file upload platform has a 2GB upload capacity and guaranteed 100% uptime; meaning it’s there when you need it.
  • We have 25 years’ experience, and over 40 professional transcribers, 600 hours of weekly transcripts and over 23,300 satisfied customers worldwide!

We understand that some information is extremely sensitive – should you require for your transcription to be uploaded to a specific system/ software, we are happy to sign non-disclosure agreements on a case-by-case basis.

Talk to Us Today About Your Academic Transcription Needs

Fill in our contact form, call us free on 0800 158 3733 or email us at


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    What Universities are saying about our Academic Research Transcription Services

    What can I say other than that this was an excellent, efficient and friendly service? It was also a lifeline in a week when flu prevented me from progressing my research to meet a planned deadline.

    Juliet Davis – Cardiff University

    Uploading and knowing the status of transcriptions is incredibly easy, their transcriptions are accurate and clear, and the turnaround really quick. Above all I’d recommend the great customer service, they are so helpful and actively problem solve, it is rare to find a company that commits to their customers like this and much appreciated.

    Andrea Gibbons – University of Salford

    Not the cheapest in the market, but you get what you pay for – always quick, efficient and accurate. Friendly communications too.

    Emma Davidson -The University of Edinburgh

    Great communication from start to finish with quality transcriptions provided well within the agreed timeframe.

    Lindsay Clark – University of Southampton

    Fast, reliable service. I have recommended this service to others who have also had a positive experience. 5 stars

    Ugochi Uzo (Doctorate student) – University of Reading

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    Our values

    • Quality is never compromised
    • We are honest, transparent, ethical, and fair
    • We will never produce a sub-standard transcript
    • Constantly moving forward
    • We treat every client and transcriber equally
    • We invest in our team and provide consistent on-going training and opportunities for advancement
    • You get what you pay for which is why our transcribers are paid well
    • We have a five-day week to give our team a good work/life balance
    • We believe in allowing our team to unplug and do not contact them after 6pm

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