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Translation Studies and Comparative Literature and Culture with a year abroad BA (Hons)

Royal Holloway, University of London

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

If you want to focus on gaining practical skills in translation alongside fluency in French, German, Italian or Spanish, as well as a globally-aware, creative, and critical mind-set, this specially designed four-year programme is for you.As a modern linguist, you will not only learn to speak and write fluently, you will also develop excellent communication and research skills. You will combine language proficiency with cross-cultural perspectives.As a student of Comparative Literature and Culture, you will encounter art and culture from across the world, and learn about ways of approaching cultural material arising from different contexts and periods.As a part of Royal Holloway’s close-knit international community based in our beautiful historic campus, you will be within easy reach of London with its wealth of cultural resources.In your third year you will have the opportunity to spend time working, teaching or studying abroad, where you will immerse yourself in another language and culture, truly broadening your horizons in the process.+ Whether you are an advanced or native-speaker level student when you start, by the time you graduate you will be fluent in your chosen language, confident in reading, understanding and analysing text and able to write with ease and accuracy.+ On graduation you will have learnt about theories and practices of translation and will have practised applying what you have learnt throughout your degree.+ You will combine ability in translation and linguistic competence with a global mind-set and an ability to think critically and creatively about cultural products.+ Our research staff are engaged in research at the highest level internationally; we are in the top 10 of UK Modern Language departments for research quality and the top in London (Research Assessment Exercise 2014).In the event of a no-deal Brexit, we will commit to providing 2019 and 2020 entry students with a subsidy equivalent to current Erasmus+ funding (where this would have previously been funded by the Erasmus+ scheme). To find out more visit the Erasmus+ page.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A level : BBB - ABB

Required: One language at A level from French, German, Italian or SpanishWhere an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required.Socio-economic factors which may have impacted an applicant’s education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.

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University information

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Royal Holloway, University of London

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, England

International students will find themselves in a diverse community: students from more than 125 countries live and study at Royal Holloway.
The university welcomes and supports international students. Its dedicated team can help with any questions students may have about studying in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 100 12

    47th out of 105 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    137 67%

    29th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    17th

    23
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    46th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    122 63%

    37th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    52nd

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    63rd

    14

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