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Translation and Interpreting with Modern Languages

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including grade B in French, Spanish or Japanese

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Access to Humanities & Social Sciences pathway. Other pathways are acceptable, please contact the University directly for further information. Must also hold grade B in French, Spanish or Japanese A-Level (or equivalent qualification).

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

including Higher Level 5 in French, Spanish or Japanese

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

alongside grade B in French, Spanish or Japanese A-Level (or equivalent qualification). Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C

including C in French, Spanish or Japanese

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

including A in French, Spanish or Japanese

UCAS Tariff

120-147

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Translation studies

Modern languages

**Overview**

Bring countries and cultures together as you perfect two languages (choosing from French, Spanish and Japanese) while developing professional expertise in translation and interpreting.

You’ll study your chosen languages to degree level, at the same time as choosing from a range of specialist modules in culture, society, translation, intercultural communication and media. You’ll spend your third year in two countries where your chosen languages are spoken.

When you graduate you’ll be able to construct sophisticated arguments in English as well as in both your second languages. You’ll also develop tremendous flexibility, adaptability and resilience during your year abroad – all skills that are highly sought after by employers.

**About This Course**

On this course you’ll devote around two thirds of your time to your language studies, aiming at equal competence in both by the end of your degree. You’ll also be introduced to a range of specialist translation skills, as well as learning about translation issues across the media to help you understand how translation is practiced in a range of contexts. You’ll benefit from practical experience in interpreting in both public service and conference modes, which will give you more insights into the professional world. You’ll also choose from a range of subjects in language, culture, communication and translation. In all of these activities, you’ll use contemporary rather than literary or historical materials.

You’ll also have the opportunity to take a third language as a non-credit module with certification. Depending on availability you can choose from Arabic, British Sign Language, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Spanish, Russian and Advanced English.
  
**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£17,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
med
Translation studies
84%
med
Modern languages

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in language and area studies

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

58%
UK students
42%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Languages and area studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
48%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Languages and area studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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