Modern Languages with Translation at University of Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

A BA Modern Languages with Translation degree at the University of Birmingham will equip you with a solid foundation in core translation skills and immersive language-learning experiences. With this intercultural degree, you'll gain compentency in translation, preparing you to work in a number of sectors from business and marketing to interpreting and teaching. Our BA degree is flexible, meaning you'll be able to learn the languages that interest you alongside core modules in translation. Birmingham’s group of high-profile translation researchers, trainers and practising professionals have extensive expertise in a wide range of areas. Research strengths include: literary translation and reception; translation history; translation stylistics; corpus-based translation studies; translation and language change; adaptation; gender issues in translation; news translation; collaborative and self-translation; intercultural pragmatics; and interpreting studies. Pathway options: you can choose the option of Translation Studies alongside one or two languages. One of the most exciting elements of this degree is that you'll experience living and studying in a year abroad. Why study this course? Access strong connections to the international translation community - We are a corporate member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting. Our staff are active members of the European Society for Translation Studies and the International Association of Translation and Interpreting. We are also a partner in the ARTIS initiative (Advancing Research in Translation & Interpreting) and IPCITI (International Postgraduate Conference in Translation and Interpreting). Practice as a professional – Develop your skills with our state-of-the-art Interpreting Suite with Televic interpreting desks and sound proof booths at the same professional standard as the United Nations. More than fluent – Choose vocational modules in areas such as Translation, Language Teaching, Legal Culture, Business and more; leading into a wide range of career prospects with the help of our Careers and Employability team. Multicultural city – Learn in a vibrant city that is culturally, ethnically and religiously diverse. Join a number of language and culture-based societies to further enhance your skills including the multilingual Linguist Magazine. Focused academic contact with leading experts – We pride ourselves on competitive contact hours with talented faculty. Our staff have written and contributed to the most prestigious reference works in the field. These include the Routledge Encyclopaedia of Translation Studies, Research Methodologies in Translation Studies, and the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Translation Studies. 90th for Modern Languages in the QS World Subject Rankings (2022) 38th for Modern Languages and Linguistics in The Guardian University Guide (2023)

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

  • Translation Studies Pathway - One Language
  • Translation Studies Pathway - Two Languages


First-year modules cover a broad base of the subject and are designed to introduce you to ways of studying at university. By the final year the modules you take will become more specialised and reflect the research expertise of the academic staff. More detailed module information can be found on the ‘Course detail’ tab on the University of Birmingham’s coursefinder web pages.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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For details of the annual tuition fee for International Students please see the course web page listed in the 'course details' section above. If you are made an offer to study by the University, the yearly tuition fee will be stated in your offer letter.
Modern Languages with Translation at University of Birmingham - UCAS