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About

Prepare yourself for a career in specialist language work including translation, editing and précis-writing through this MA in Translation and Professional Language Skills (French and Spanish) from University of Bath.

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Overview

If you're interested in working as a professional linguist, working with the written word to provide translations and specialised language services, Translation and Professional Language Skills (French and Spanish) from University of Bath  is an excellent option.

With a growing demand for highly trained speakers of English in the UK and abroad, this specialist master's will equip you to set up your own freelance business or work in-house for an international organisation or language service provider.

What you'll study

Unlike other courses of its kind, ours covers a wide variety of skills including editing, revision, précis-writing and proofreading. Employers and agencies have told us they’re looking for these services, so having the right skills will place you in a strong position for securing work. You'll have the opportunity to gain skills in public service and commercial interpreting, and you will learn about setting up your own translation business.

In some cases, we can arrange external translation training. This may be in an international organisation, such as the EU and UN, or an independent translation agency, and will give you first-hand experience of the workplace and valuable contacts for building your career.

The course is taught by qualified tutors. While some have worked for international organisations, others have developed their careers as freelance linguists. All bring extensive experience to the classroom to give students invaluable advice.

Graduate prospects

We have an excellent reputation for training professional translators, editors and précis-writers. This course draws on that expertise and extends into new and specialised areas of language work where there is a great demand for highly trained linguists with English as their first or 'A' language.

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

  • Amazon.com
  • Etymax Translation Bureau, London
  • European Central Bank
  • European Commission
  • Google
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • International Committee of the Red Cross
  • International Court of Justice
  • International Maritime Organization
  • International Telecommunications Union
  • International Union of Railways (UIC)
  • Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
  • United Nations in Geneva, Vienna and New York

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Editing and revision
  • French to English translation
  • Spanish to English translation
  • Proofreading
  • Understanding the commercial translation industry
  • Public speaking

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.

  • To apply for this course you should have mother tongue competence in English.
  • We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
  • If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in an English speaking country you may be exempt from our English language 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

    10700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10700 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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