Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting (BA (Hons))

Swansea University

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 14050 per year

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About Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting at Swansea University

Course Overview

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.

Key features

  • 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.

Course description

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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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International BA (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £14,050

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

During a sandwich year (e.g. year in industry, year abroad or placement year) a lower fee will apply. For more information visit our tuition fees page.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

Our standard entry requirement is BBB (UCAS tariff points 120) or equivalent with a B grade in a relevant A-level language. All offers are made following a review of the application form, predicted/achieved grades and subjects, the reference and personal statement.  We also accept a range of advanced level qualifications including: International Baccalaureate 32; Welsh Baccalaureate - grade equivalent to A-level; Access to Higher Education and Open University qualifications, and Extended Project.

International students, please visit: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0.

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