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Translation Studies (Spanish) Honours, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
This Translation Studies (Spanish) Honours degree offered at the University of Westminster gives you professionally oriented training in the skills, knowledge and competencies which will allow you to build a career as a professional translator.
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Through this Translation Studies (Spanish) Honours degree offered at the University of Westminster, you will develop your knowledge of language structure, register, textuality and discourse, through the application of linguistic concepts to practically orientated translation tasks. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

The course offers French and Spanish as main languages, which you can combine with another language (Arabic, Chinese, French or Spanish) or the Global Communication route, depending on your entry point. We accept intermediate (post-A Level) and proficient speakers in French and Spanish. This is a linguistically challenging course and we may need to assess you in order to determine your entry point and suitability.

Career Path 

A degree in translation opens multiple doors in the world of work, owing to the transferable skills honed and the eye for detail that translators develop.

Former students on the Translation degree have gone on to work for:

  • Leading translation and transcreation agencies
  • Major museums, galleries and auction houses, such as Sotheby's
  • International institutions like the EU
  • The Foreign Office or in the security service
  • Publishing, editing and marketing

Some have opened their own businesses or gone into teaching languages here and abroad. Others choose to pursue their studies in translation and interpreting and stay on to do our specialised MA courses.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
    • Partially taught in Spanish
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the Study of Language and Culture
  • Introduction to Translation 
  • Interpersonal Global Communication: Concepts 
  • Transnational Issues and Local Culture on Film
  • Multilingual e-Collaboration: Transposing Current Affairs
  • Culture(s) and Conflict(s): Representations of War, Conflict and Revolution Across World Cultures
  • Translation Project
  • Professionalising Global Communication 

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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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A Levels – BCC to ABB ( with C in Spanish or be speaking Spanish proficiently)
  • International Baccalaureate – 27 points including a minimum of 4 in Spanish at Higher Level. We also welcome applications from students taking the IB Career related Programme
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DMM to DDM with evidence of successful modern foreign language learning in Spanish
  • BTEC Diploma – D*D to D* D* with evidence of successful modern foreign language learning in Spanish
  • Access – 104 to 128 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course with evidence of successful modern foreign language learning in Spanish

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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