Building on established excellence in Swansea's Department of Modern Languages, the degree provides high-level linguistic training in two languages and enables you to acquire vocational expertise in the theory and practice of translation.
- Students acquire concentrated language proficiency and the knowledge of specialised business, legal or scientific/technical language.
- The BA Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting is a four-year programme. It includes a year abroad spent at two (the two languages you study) of our partner institutions throughout Europe. These institutions are well-known translation schools or universities with special translation degrees.
- Our students have an academic mentor who provides pastoral support and guidance on issues that may affect their well-being, attendance and progress through University.
Studying Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting gives you the opportunity to work intensively with three languages. If you have a UK qualification, two languages would be English and your A level language and you can then start a new language without prior knowledge. You will not only acquire a high level of knowledge in foreign languages, but also refine the command of your native language. This gives you access to foreign cultures through the communication with people representing these cultures themselves.
Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting also offers excellent job perspectives. The increase in international contacts means that more and more well-qualified translators are necessary. With a good qualification in translation you can get a share in a world-wide, multi-billion market.
Language pairs - (some available subject to demand)
- German - English
- English - German
- French - English
- English - French
- Italian - English
- English - Italian
- Spanish - English
- English - Spanish
- Welsh - English
- English - Welsh
- Mandarin - English
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