Overview Break down barriers of language and culture with a combination of advanced language studies and training in translation and media. This distinctive and flexible course reflects the global need for skilled language and media professionals. You’ll study your chosen language to degree level (French, Spanish or Japanese), as well as choosing from a range of specialist modules in translation, media, culture, and society. You’ll explore the theory and technique of translating, and questions of style and register in a range of media and genres. You’ll also explore questions of policy, ethics and power in the translation industry and have the chance to gain exposure to how professional translators work by undertaking translation work experience. By exploring media, intercultural communication, translation and other applied language studies, you will discover new perspectives which will help you be effective in the communication networks of today’s globalised world. About This Course This unique and flexible course combines degree level learning of French, Spanish or Japanese language with the study of translation issues and media in today’s fast-changing world. Your language learning will involve reading and listening comprehension, translation from and to English, précis and paraphrase work, the study of different styles and registers, lexical exercises, and oral work. In all of these activities, you’ll use contemporary rather than literary or historical materials. You'll put theory into practice on your year abroad as you push your language and communication skills to the next level, before choosing from advanced language modules in your final year. You can take another language as part of your degree or as a non-credit module with certification. Subject to availability, you can choose from Arabic, British Sign Language, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Russian and Advanced English. Alongside developing your language competence, you’ll cover the theory and technique of translating and questions of style and register in a range of specialised areas. You’ll look at issues associated with globalisation by looking at various translation types, including the transposition of text between languages, media and genres. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose from a range of specialist modules in translation, media, culture and society. You’ll apply your language and translation knowledge to a range of real-world situations, engaging in authentic assessments that will help you develop a wide range of skills. These will not only include written and spoken skills, but also project management, teamwork and interpersonal skills, and leadership skills, all preparing you to engage in today's globalised world. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE Requirements: GCSE grade 5 or B in any Modern Language subject, GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please contact us at https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/enquiries
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS score of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component|
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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University of East Anglia UEA
Norwich Research Park
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