Interpreting and Translating MA - 1 year full-time French and Spanish Program By University of Bath |Top Universities

University of Bath

Claverton Down Campus, Bath, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    =166
  • Degree MA
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(GBP) 24600-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep
This MA Interpreting and Translating is designed to give you the practical skills and experience you need to work as an interpreter and translator at a high level.
You must have an excellent understanding of two languages. You can choose from one of two pathways:
  • Path 1 allows you to work with two other languages (French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish) into English
  • Path 2 allows you to work in both directions between Chinese/English or Russian/English

This master's has been running for over 50 years and is highly respected for the quality of the training provided. Many Bath graduates have gone on to work in international organisations such as the EU and UN as well as other language services around the world.
The course covers professional translation and simultaneous, consecutive and liaison interpreting in public service and commercial settings.
You'll have access to the latest digital interpreting labs, and will participate in mini-conferences to put your skills into practice, holding debates on controversial topics and acting as both delegate and interpreter.
We seek to arrange external training opportunities (which could be remote or in person) for our students with international organisations or independent agencies, giving you first-hand experience of the workplace and valuable contacts for building your career.
The course is taught by experienced tutors who have all worked as professional translators and interpreters themselves. Some have interpreted for heads of state and government ministers, and/or work for international organisations. They are therefore able to share this wealth of experience with you and provide useful advice on joining the profession.
You will leave with:
  • a proven ability to work with varied and challenging texts and speeches, providing a strong foundation for working at an international level
  • experience of working to deadlines and using style guides
  • contacts with potential employers and colleagues from your external training
  • access to our close-knit alumni network of linguists who work in international organisations, private bodies and independent agencies
  • evidence of translation skills, including the dissertation you'll complete at the end of the taught part of the course

About University

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Our vibrant campus, and location right on the edge of the cosmopolitan city of Bath, provide superb sporting, social and cultural opportunities, and was named The Times and Sunday Times Best Campus University 2014.

Join our close-knit, high-achieving community to gain the knowledge, skills and experience you’ll need to thrive in a world of global networks.