Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Linguistics (CIOL), this vocational Translation (Hons) degree from London Metropolitan University provides excellent grounding in language, culture mediation, and translation theory and practice. Enjoy the opportunity to translate multimedia texts such as advertisements, comic strips, songs and films, as well as documents from specialist areas including finance, law, IT and medicine.
We'll equip you with the transferable professional skills required in the translation industry and give you an in-depth knowledge of translation theories, methods and procedures. You'll also study interpreting skills and learn about the various techniques used in liaison interpreting within business settings.
As part of the degree you'll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement where you can benefit from our links with the EU Directorate General for Translation, Moscow State University, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, the British Council and the United Nations.
This Translation BA course offers English language combined with French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Portuguese, German, Polish or Russian.
In particular cases, there may be the possibility to learn a further foreign language outside your translation pair.
Where this course can take you
This degree prepares you for career opportunities in translation agencies, national and international governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as the European Union, the United Nations, banks and multinational corporations as well as language service providers in general. Many of our graduates work as freelance translators or in an academic setting teaching foreign languages.
The course programme also provides excellent preparation for postgraduate study in specialised translation, interpreting or any other language related area.
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- Electronic Tools for Translation
- Managing Translation
- Translating Text and Culture
- Translation Process and Procedures
- Language Module
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- 36 months
- 48 months
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DisciplinesLanguages Translation & Interpreting Linguistics View 41 other Bachelors in Translation & Interpreting in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
- a minimum grade C in three A levels or minimum grades BBC in at least two A levels in academic subjects (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)
- GCSE English Language at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent) or
- an appropriate Access certificate
The BA Translation is available in 8 language pathways. We may need to test your language proficiency in your chosen pathway. If this is the case, we will ask you to contact the course leader to arrange to take a test. We may be able to offer you the test via skype.
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International13200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13200 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK: £2,310 per 30 credits
- Int: £3,300 per 30 credits
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.