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Modern Languages with Translation BA (Hons)

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Combine the development of skills in two foreign languages, and knowledge of their related cultures, with learning about the theory and practice of translation.Our Modern Languages with Translation BA gives you the opportunity to develop your foreign language skills and gain insight into foreign cultures, while giving you the skills and understanding you need for a promising career in translation and interpretation.Leicester is one of the top ten places in the UK to study Modern Languages (The Guardian University Guide 2021) and we rank high for student satisfaction in the annual National Student Survey.Throughout the course you will spend two thirds of your time studying your choice of foreign languages and one third of your course on the study of translation and interpreting. You will study two languages in your first year (choose from French, Italian, and Spanish), with the option of studying one at Beginners level. In your second and third years you can either continue with both languages or choose to concentrate on just one.At the end of your first year, you will attend one of our fully-funded Summer Schools. This immersive experience includes language tuition, cultural and social activities and accommodation with a local family.Developing your foreign language skills gives you a powerful advantage in business and opens up a wide and exciting range of careers. You will enjoy a rich culture of learning-led experience in a supportive and tailored learning environment, and you will be supported by our team of personal tutors to help you make the best of your time here.You will also spend a year abroad where you can live as a student or work as a teaching assistant, with tutors on hand to help throughout the year. We have links with several universities in Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, and Latin America. Alternatively, you can take up an approved work placement.Here in Modern Languages at Leicester we offer a rich and diverse learning experience, with great facilities, knowledgeable staff who are experts in their fields, and a unique chance to study abroad and build your international communication skills.**What's the difference?**Our Modern Languages with Translation degree focuses on two languages (choose from French, Italian and Spanish, with at least one language at Advanced level), with one third of the course being spent on the theory and practice of translation and interpretation.Alternatively, you can take Modern Languages and Translation where half of the programme focuses on the study of one language (choose from French, Italian and Spanish, at Advanced level) and half is spent on translation.

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15 January

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University of Leicester

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    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

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