The MA Translation and Professional Languages Skills course was developed in 2003 in response to requests from employers for linguists with training in translation, editing and proofreading, among other skills. This is one of the few courses in the world to train students in such a variety of sought-after skills, which can be used immediately in the professional market.
Learning from professional translators and interpreters
Our courses are taught by highly experienced tutors who previously or currently work as professional translators, editors, translation managers or professional interpreters. They'll share a wealth of experience with you and provide useful connections, including potential job opportunities.
A wide range of language pathways
- French and German
- French and Italian
- French and Russian
- French and Spanish
- German and Spanish
- Italian and German
- Italian and Spanish
- Russian and Italian
- Russian and Spanish
Excellent placement opportunities
At Bath, in many cases we can arrange a placement in an organization such as the EU, UN or another independent agency, giving you first-hand experience of the workplace and valuable contacts for building your career.
Placements are typically 2-3 weeks in length during semester 2, and we will support you in securing a placement opportunity. Placements are not compulsory and are not always guaranteed.
Excellent job prospects
Many Bath graduates have gone on to work in international organizations such as the EU and UN as well as other language services around the world forming a close-knit global alumni network.
Have a look at our blogs to read about Bath graduates working with languages in the football industry and translating an award-winning journalist.
Other graduates have gone on to work for:
- Foreign Office
- European Central Bank
- International Court of Justice
- Private translation agencies
- Freelance interpreters or translators
50 years of Interpreting and Translating at the University of Bath from the University of Bath on Vimeo.
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