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Modern Languages and Translation

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,B,B

Including either French or Spanish or Italian

Access to HE Diploma

D:30

Pass Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3, including some at distinction. Plus A-Level (or equivalent) in either French or Spanish or Italian. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information and eligibility: [email protected]

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

Including either French or Spanish or Italian.

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Including 6 in Higher Level in either French or Spanish or Italian.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H2,H3

Including either French or Spanish or Italian. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information and eligibility: [email protected]

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

D*DD

Plus A-Level (or equivalent) in either French or Spanish or Italian.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

Including either French or Spanish or Italian.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

Including either French or Spanish or Italian. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information and eligibility: [email protected]

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications

UCAS Tariff

128-152

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

Combine the in-depth study of a foreign language and its culture with the acquisition of advanced skills in translation.

A career in translation or interpreting can be exciting and rewarding, and our Modern Languages and Translation BA will help you gain the skills you need while studying a foreign language in depth. As an advanced language learner you will immediately start translating and interpreting into your target language.

Leicester is one of the top ten places in the UK to study Modern Languages (The Guardian University Guide 2021) and we rank high for student satisfaction in the annual National Student Survey.

You will study one language at Advanced level (choose from French, Italian, or Spanish). Throughout the course you will divide your time equally between studying translation and interpreting in theory and in practice, and developing your language proficiency, whilst learning about the social, political, and cultural forces that have shaped that country.

At the end of your first year, you attend one of our fully-funded summer schools. This immersive experience includes language tuition, cultural and social activities and accommodation with a local family.

Developing your foreign language skills gives you a powerful advantage in business and opens up a wide and exciting range of careers. You will enjoy a rich culture of learning-led experience in a supportive and tailored learning environment, and you will be supported by our team of personal tutors to help you make the best of your time here.

You will also spend a year abroad where you can live as a student or work as a teaching assistant, with tutors on hand to help throughout the year. We have links with several universities in Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, and Latin America. Alternatively, you can take up an approved work placement.

Here in Modern Languages at Leicester we offer a rich and diverse learning experience, with great facilities, knowledgeable staff who are experts in their fields, and a unique chance to study abroad and build your international communication skills.

**What's the difference?**
Our Modern Languages and Translation degree focuses on translation and interpretation with half of the course being spent on translation and half on your chosen language (French, Italian or Spanish).

Alternatively, you can take Modern Languages with Translation which involves the study of two languages (chosen from French, Italian, Spanish; at least one language is studied at Advanced level, the other can be taken from Beginners level), with one third of the course being spent on the theory and practice of translation and interpretation.

**Chinese speakers**
If you are a native Chinese speaker (or have an A-level in Chinese) but do not have the necessary qualification in a European language, you can take beginners-level modules in French, Italian or Spanish and apply your translation studies to English-Chinese.

**Arabic speakers**
If you are a native Arabic speaker (or have an A-level in Arabic) but do not have the necessary qualification in a European language, you can take beginners-level modules in French, Italian or Spanish and apply your translation studies to English-Arabic.

Modules

For more information on this course and a full list of modules, visit the course information page on our website.

Assessment methods

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The Uni


Course location:

University of Leicester

Department:

School of Modern Languages

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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.

90%
high
Translation studies
90%
high
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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

83%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
98%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
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?

39%
UK students
61%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

Others in language 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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
51%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Teaching and educational 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.

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

£28k

£28k

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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