Spanish, Interpreting and Translation at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS

Course summary

Proficiency in modern languages could help you to gain a competitive edge in the global jobs market. In both the private and public sectors there is demand for professionals with strong language skills who can work in culturally diverse environments. Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages around the world both in terms of the numbers of speakers, and the global geographical spread. On this degree you will be absorbed into the everyday use of foreign languages as our multi-cultural community includes academics from all over the world, British, exchange and international students, and foreign language assistants. Knowledge and expertise across Interpreting and Translation gives you the skills and tools to make a difference in an increasingly globalised world. You will gain hands-on, practical experience in your units of study, ensuring you are introduced to a range of specialised translation skills. You will also benefit from learning about translation issues across various sectors, including the media and the business world. Staff across the department are nationally, and in many cases internationally, recognised experts in their field. With extensive experience in both private and public sector roles, our Languages team offer a range of expertise in working across disciplines such as professional interpreting and translating, language teaching, and global consultancy. With such strong local, national, and global links, our Languages team are continuously recognised in the field for their innovation. Initiatives include the globally recognised FLAME project integrating Film, Language, and Media in Education. Our Spanish Studies students are required to spend a year abroad in Spain. The experience of being immersed in another culture for several months is one our students find both beneficial and rewarding. They return having made new friends, experienced new places and having grown in confidence.* This course has a foundation year available. *Period of residence abroad will take place in a Spanish-speaking country and will be subject to any international travel restrictions and/or availability. Features and Benefits

  • Enhance your employability through internships and volunteering - our award-winning ‘Rise at Manchester Met’ programme encourages you to learn career-ready skills beyond the focus of your course and potentially gain extra academic credits towards your degree.
  • We coach practical skills including communication, presentation, essay and report writing, interview and questionnaire techniques, and building digital literacy skills for future employment opportunities.
  • The majority of our 30+ academic, research and support staff are native speakers of French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese. We also have multiple connections with language groups across Manchester to ensure you can converse in your chosen language.
  • Located in the University’s state of the art Grosvenor East Building, you will have access to the Language Resource Centre, providing a range of language learning software and study spaces to practise and interact with languages students from across the programme. We also have a social space for language learners to set up informal language conversation clubs and exchanges.
  • Academic staff with research into Languages specialisms such as the Film, Languages and Media in Education (FLAME): a pioneering research group dedicated to the development of research and knowledge exchange activity.
  • Our teaching team comprises of professional interpreters and translators (accredited with the European Commission and European Parliament).
  • Research-informed teaching enables you to improve your understanding of the language and the function of interpreting and translation. Sociological research from the team has recently looked at, for example, how Public Service Interpreters deal with the demand for their invisibility, neutrality and impartiality in the workplace.

How to apply

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Points of entry

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  • Year 1

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Spanish, Interpreting and Translation at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS