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Pathway to a degree in Translation

Pathway to Translation

This part-time Progression Pathway has been developed to help you realise your ambition to translate your love of languages into a degree level qualification. It’s designed for those with life experience and we welcome applications from students who may have been away from formal education for several years.

The Pathway to a Degree in Translation is a collaboration between is a collaboration between Continuing and Professional Education and the School of Modern Languages at Cardiff University. It combines our vast experience of supporting adult learners with the School’s exciting teaching and research expertise. Pathway modules are taught by people who have expert subject knowledge and the ability to support, inspire and share their learning with you.

The Pathway to a Degree in Translation is made up of 60 credits of study. It is therefore equivalent to 50% of the first year of a degree and is intended to provide you with the linguistic skills and intellectual preparation needed to study for a degree in Translation at Cardiff University.

Pathway students will need to study two languages from the following group: French, German, Italian and Spanish . You would take 30 credits in your stronger language at Stage F or G and another 30 credits in your other language at Stage E or higher. It usually takes a little under a year to complete 30 credits, so under normal circumstances you would finish the pathway in two years, although there may be opportunities to complete it
more quickly. Indeed you may have already studied some of the modules you are required to complete – the Pathway Co-ordinator can give you further advice in this area. However,
we know that sometimes other things in life can get in the way of study so you can take up to three years to complete the pathway if you need to.


You will find all of the Stage E, F and G courses in French, German, Italian and Spanish on offer this Autumn in the Modern Languages section.

To find out more about the pathway, email  or ring 029 20870000. To find out more about the courses that make up the pathway, email or ring 029 2087 4183.