Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting at Swansea University - UCAS

Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting

Course summary

Our four-year specialist BA Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting degree programme with a Year Abroad is aimed at students wanting to develop their language skills across two languages (French, German or Spanish), alongside undertaking supplementary modules in translation and interpreting. The course will provide the knowledge and practical skills needed to prepare you for a professional language career in the modern world. You will spend a year abroad either studying with one of our partner universities with excellent translation and interpretation programmes , teaching at a school or undertaking a work placement. This Year Abroad will provide you with valuable experiences, boosting your student experience and employment prospects. You will benefit from access to excellent resources at our Singleton Park campus, including access to our dedicated language labs for computer-assisted translation, project management software and lectures by industry professionals. You will explore concepts of translation and interpreting, translation theory, terminology management and interpreting for business, health or law. Outside of your studies you can further connect with native speakers through our many clubs and societies including the French, German and Hispanic Societies and our weekly language cafes where you will get the chance to interact with native speakers in the languages you are studying. Modern languages at Swansea is ranked top 10 in the UK and 3rd in the UK for Career Prospects (Guardian University Guide 2023). Research in Modern Languages at Swansea has been rated as internationally excellent and world-leading (REF 2021). Our graduates develop many transferable skills and go on to have successful careers in education, translation and interpreting, journalism and public relations, government and humanitarian organisations, business and commerce, and public services. Find out more about our course at:


Your final year will include an optional independent dissertation project. For the full programme structure and module breakdown, please visit our webpage at Your first year will include a mixture of compulsory and optional modules, with examples of compulsory modules from recent years including: • Concepts in Translation and Interpreting • Grammar and Meaning in Translation and Interpreting In your second year and third year you will study a mixture of compulsory and optional modules, from a large range of subject areas. Examples of optional modules in recent years have included: • World Englishes • French Language • German Language • Spanish Language • Hispanic Identities For the full programme structure and module breakdown, please visit our webpage at

Assessment method

We offer a variety of assessment methods within our programmes. In addition to traditional examinations and essays, examples of alternative assessment include: • Presentations • Group Work • Oral Examinations Throughout your undergraduate Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting degree, you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing. For full breakdown of course structure and assessment please visit our course page or get in touch with us at [email protected]

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

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Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting at Swansea University - UCAS