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Translation, Media and Modern Language (with a year abroad), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #192 (WUR) Norwich, United Kingdom
This unique and flexible Translation, Media and Modern Language (with a year abroad) programme offered by the University of East Anglia reflects the global need for skilled language and media professionals. You’ll study your chosen language to degree level, as well as choosing from a range of specialist modules. 
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This Translation, Media and Modern Language (with a year abroad) programme offered by the University of East Anglia combines degree level learning of French, Spanish or Japanese language with the study of translation issues and media in today’s fast-changing world.

Alongside your chosen language you’ll have the opportunity to choose from a range of specialist modules in culture, society, translation and media. You’ll spend your third year abroad at a university in an appropriate country where your honours language is spoken.

In translation competence modules you’ll cover the theory and technique of translating, and questions of style and register in a range of specialised areas. In your translation issues modules, which deal with issues associated with globalisation, you’ll be looking at various translation types. These include the transposition of text between languages, media and genres, multilingual websites or IT-mediated texts, film subtitles and theatre.

You’ll have the chance to gain exposure to how professional translators work through a translation work experience module.

Examples of careers you could enter include:

  • Teaching and education
  • Translation and Interpreting
  • Sales and marketing
  • Business and finance 
  • Customer service
  • Information technology and telecommunications
  • Hospitality and leisure services
  • Media

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Language and Communication Studies
  • Post a-level French
  • Post a-level Japanese Language 
  • Post a-level Spanish
  • Translation Issues Across Media (Level 5)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A Level BBB or BBC with an A in the Extended Project
  • International Baccalaureate 31 points
  • Scottish Highers AABBB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers CCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate 2 subjects at H2 and 4 subjects at H3
  • Access Course Access to Humanities & Social Sciences pathway preferred. Pass with Merit in 45 credits at Level 3
  • BTEC DDM. Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.
  • European Baccalaureate 70%

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15900 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Norwich

  • 609 - 1050 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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