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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 8.28k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 15.6k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    Languages offered:
    * Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish

    Pathways
    Students may follow one of two possible paths:

    Path 1: allows students with English as their A language to offer two other languages - from Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish - working only into English.

    Path 2: allows students to work in both directions between Chinese/English, Japanese/English or Russian/English.

    Qualifications and durations
    * Full-time MA 1 year (includes 3 months to submit dissertation)
    * Full-time PG Diploma 9 months (without dissertation)

    Overview
    This programme is designed to prepare linguists for careers as professional interpreters and/or translators. It has done this most successfully over more than four decades, and graduates are to be found working in language services throughout the world.

    All students follow a core programme involving professional translation and simultaneous, consecutive and Public Service interpreting or liaison/Public Service Interpreting. A number of options are available in the second semester to allow students to further focus on their translation or interpreting skills.

    The MA is awarded for a 15,000-word dissertation/project submitted after successful completion of the taught programme.

    Why study with us?
    * Team of highly experienced professional staff
    * State of the art digital interpreting suites provide excellent teaching and practice space.
    * Small class sizes provide high levels of student and teacher contact.
    * Work placements in interpreting and translating are often an option during the programme and provide invaluable practical experience.
    * Motivated and multi-national student cohort offers a diverse and stimulating learning environment.
    * Students are exposed to realistic training from experienced translation and interpreting trainers which prepares them for work after graduation.
    * The University and city of Bath offer ample exposure for non-native students to the English language and culture of the UK.
    * Programme is held in high esteem by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). A number of funding opportunities are available, including studentships from the Arts & Humanities Research Council.

    European Stream (French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish)
    * Consecutive interpreting (1 year)
    * Simultaneous interpreting (1 year)
    * Public service interpreting (Semester 1 core unit)
    * Professional translation I (Semester 1 core unit)
    * Professional translation II (Semester 2 core unit)
    * Public Speaking (Semester 2 option)
    * Using technology in the T & I Industry (Semester 2 option)
    * Dissertation: 15,000 word thesis: annotated translation or a project type

    Chinese or Japanese Stream
    * Consecutive interpreting (1 year)
    * Liaison/Public service interpreting (1 year)
    * Simultaneous interpreting (1 year)
    * Professional translation I (Semester 1 core unit)
    * Professional translation II (Semester 2 core unit)
    * Public Speaking (Semester 2 option)
    * Using technology in the T & I Industry (Semester 2 option)
    * Dissertation: 15,000 word thesis: annotated translation or a project type

    Through our extensive network of contacts, we aim to organise placements for all students with the language services of international organisations, government departments or translation companies.

    These placements provide an invaluable insight into the work of professional linguists and are valued highly by employers. They are not however compulsory and are not always guaranteed.

    Our students have previously undertaken placements/internships in:
    * United Nations (New York, Geneva, and Vienna)
    * European Commission and European Parliament
    * Council of Europe


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    program_requirements

    Good honours degree.Applicants for Path 1 need to offer English as their A language and demonstrate degree-level competence in two foreign languages (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish).Applicants for Path 2 with Chinese, Japanese or Russian as their A language need to demonstrate a degree or equivalent qualification in English. Applicants whose A language is English should demonstrate degree level attainment or similar in either Chinese, Japanese or Russian.English requirementsAcademic IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in each of the four components)TOEFL paper-based 600 (at least TWE of 4)TOEFL computer-based 250 (at least TWE of 4)TOEFL iBT 100 (with not less than 24 in each of the four bands) English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 600 TOEFL iBT® test: 100 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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