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Translation

Standing on a rooftop in a Spanish city
Your optional year abroad can take you around the world - pictured, Yevheniya Polovyk in Spain.

Focus on professional translation skills with specialist translation programmes.

There is an increasingly high demand for translation skills in the UK and Europe.

At the School of Modern Languages, we offer specialist translation programmes which provide our students with practical, professional translation skills and in-depth language tuition alongside the opportunity to gain an excellent command of two modern languages.

Our translation curriculum (in line with the Institute of Linguists and the Institute for Translators and Interpreters standards) will focus on combining the theory behind translation with methodology and practical skills.

Specialist modules investigate the institutional contexts that translation can be utilised as well as the challenges faced by translation professionals such as time management, managing resources and establishing and maintaining networks.

Courses we offer

Degree name UCAS Code
Banking and Finance with a European Language (French) (BSc) N3R9
Banking and Finance with a European Language (German) (BSc) N3R2
Banking and Finance with a European Language (Spanish) (BSc) N3R4
Business Economics with a European Language (French) (BSc) L1R9
Business Economics with a European Language (German) (BSc) L1RX
Business Economics with a European Language (Spanish) (BSc) L1RY
Business Management with a European Language (French) (BSc) N290
Business Management with a European Language (German) (BSc) N1R2
Business Management with a European Language (Spanish) (BSc) N1R4
Business Studies and Japanese (BSc) NT12
Chinese (BA) RC13
Economics with a European Language (French) (BSc) L160
Economics with a European Language (German) (BSc) L1R2
Economics with a European Language (Spanish) (BSc) L1R4
English Language and French (BA) QR31
English Language and German (BA) QR32
English Language and Italian (BA) QR33
English Language and Spanish (BA) QR3K
French (BA) R100
French and Economics (BA) RL11
French and English Literature (BA) RQ13
French and German (BA) RR21
French and Italian (BA) RR31
French and Japanese (BA) TR21
French and Music (BA) WR31
French and Philosophy (BA) VR51
French and Politics (BA) LR21
French and Portuguese (BA) P6P9
French and Spanish (BA) RR14
German (BA) R200
German and Economics (BA) RL21
German and English Literature (BA) RQ23
German and Italian (BA) RR32
German and Japanese (BA) TR22
German and Music (BA) WR32
German and Politics (BA) LR22
German and Portuguese (BA) S89P
German and Spanish (BA) RR24
International Relations and Politics (with a Language) (BSc Econ) L292
Italian (BA) R300
Italian and Economics (BA) RL31
Italian and English Literature (BA) RQ33
Italian and Japanese (BA) TR23
Italian and Music (BA) WR33
Italian and Philosophy (BA) VR53
Italian and Politics (BA) LR23
Italian and Portuguese (BA) 6YR4
Italian and Spanish (BA) RR34
Law and French (LLB) RM11
Modern Chinese (BA) RC12
Modern Languages and Translation (BA) 76D3
Politics and Spanish (BA) LR24
Portuguese and Spanish (BA) G5Y5
Spanish (BA) R400
Spanish and Economics (BA) LR14
Spanish and English Literature (BA) QR34
Spanish and Japanese (BA) TR24
Spanish and Philosophy (BA) RV45
Translation (BA) Q910
Welsh and French (BA) QR51
Welsh and Italian (BA) QR53
Welsh and Spanish (BA) QR54

Our four year Modern Languages and Translation programme provides students with the opportunity to study abroad in their third year.

Find out more about translation

Here are a few useful links if you would like to read more about translation or becoming a translator: