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English - Chinese Translation and Interpreting BA (Hons)

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Swansea is the only university in the UK to offer the unique BA Honours English - Chinese Translation and Interpreting programme, opening up exciting careers in a wide range of sectors including business, finance, education, media and public relations, government and public services.The impact of globalisation and the rapid development of new electronic media have highlighted the importance of effective inter-cultural communication, meaning that well-qualified translators and interpreters are essential.Some 91% of our Languages, Translation and Interpreting graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015) and 84% of our students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18.Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, this clearly structured three-year course offers comprehensive training in specific translation and interpretation techniques, provided through a broad mix of practical and theoretical experiences. As a student on this course, you will have the opportunity to acquire concentrated language proficiency, and develop translation and interpretation skills in advanced English together with in-depth knowledge of specialised business, legal or scientific/technical language. In addition, you will be able to develop valuable communication and interpersonal skills through class discussions, presentations, group and pair work and role-play. Practical training modules are based in our computer laboratories, which are equipped with the latest versions of the leading translation software tools. You will also experience an external virtual learning environment incorporating mobile apps and online videos to further enhance independent study, and you will have options to pursue work experience opportunities during the course. The programme is only available to those with a native or near-native command of Chinese Mandarin, plus a high level of competence in English as a foreign language.Please visit our course page for more information: swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/english-chinesetranslationandinterpreting/**We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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A level : BBB

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University information

Swansea University

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  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University has an international reach with staff, students, partnerships and research links stretching across the globe.
Swansea University campuses are vibrant and diverse with staff and students from over 130 different countries making up the friendly community.
By studying at Swansea University, students become part of a world-class research institution with grand ambitions.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 106 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    131 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%


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