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23000 GBP/year
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About

Equip yourself to work as a professional interpreter and translator on this highly respected MA in Interpreting and Translating Russian and Spanish from University of Bath, which may include a training opportunity. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Interpreting and Translating Russian and Spanish from University of Bath  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 (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish) into English
  • Path 2 allows you to work in both directions between Chinese/English or Russian/English

What you'll study

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 the United Nations 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.

Graduate prospects

The MA Interpreting and Translating is a highly vocational course with a strong reputation. Some of our graduates have found rewarding jobs in smaller companies and institutions or chosen to work as freelancers, while many have pursued stimulating careers as professional translators and interpreters.

Our graduates have gone on to work for the following organisations:

  • Amazon
  • European Commission
  • Foreign Office
  • Gazprom Germania Gmbh
  • GCHQ
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • International Court of Justice
  • International Telecommunication Union
  • International Union of Railways (Paris)
  • Ministry of Defence
  • United Nations in Geneva, Vienna, Nairobi and New York

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Russian to English consecutive interpreting
  • Spanish to English consecutive interpreting
  • Russian to English simultaneous interpreting
  • Spanish to English simultaneous interpreting
  • Russian to English translation
  • Spanish to English translation 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
108

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
108

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.
  • To apply for the European Stream you will need mother tongue competence in English and degree-level competence in two foreign languages (French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian).
  • We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
  • We welcome applications from graduates from all countries so if you can’t see your country in the list, please contact our admissions team for advice about your specific entry requirements
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      23000 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 23000 GBP per year during 12 months.
    • National

      10500 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 10500 GBP per year during 12 months.

    Living costs for Bath

    808 - 1228 GBP /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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