This course combines degree level learning of French, Spanish or Japanese language with the study of translation issues and media in today’s fast-changing world. You can begin your degree-level study if you have A level or GCSE in these languages. For Japanese or Spanish you can also start from beginners level. We welcome native speakers of French or Spanish on to this programme.
Alongside your chosen language you will have the opportunity to choose from a range of specialist modules in culture, society, translation and media.
Translation competence modules will cover the theory and technique of translating, and questions of style and register in a range of specialised areas. An optional work experience module provides the opportunity to experience professional translation first-hand. In the translation issues modules, which deal with issues associated with globalisation, you will be looking at various translation types, for example the transposition of text between languages, media and genres; multilingual publications; multilingual packaging.
Qualification: BA (Hons)
A Level: ABB
International Baccalaureate: 32 overall
Scottish Highers: At least one Advanced Higher preferred in addition to Highers
Scottish Advanced Highers: ABB
Irish Leaving Certificate: AABBBB
Access Course: Please contact the University for further information
European Baccalaureate: 75% overall
When you graduate, your employment prospects will be excellent. Our graduates go into a wide range of professions, from media and marketing to international banking, translation and interpreting to journalism.
With a series of career-focused workshops, employability will be an integrated part of your studies. As well as opportunities to meet our alumni and hear about their careers, you can gain valuable first-hand experience through internships and work placements, either on campus or through our connections with local schools, museums and translation agencies, or with the East of England Brussels Office.
We work closely with the University’s Careers and Employability service, which arranges a number of events and can provide one-to-one guidance as you plan your career.
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