Translation Studies (Spanish)

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    3 Years

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This Translation Studies BA Honours gives you professionally oriented training in the skills, knowledge and competencies which will allow you to build a career as a professional translator. You will develop your knowledge of language structure, register, textuality and discourse, through the application of linguistic concepts to practically orientated translation tasks. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. The course offers French and Spanish as main languages, which you can combine with another language (Arabic, Chinese, French or Spanish) depending on your entry point. We accept intermediate (post-A Level) and proficient speakers in French and Spanish. This is a linguistically challenging course and we may need to assess you in order to determine your entry point and suitability. As well as careers in professional translation, our graduates have also found employment as interpreters, teachers (both in foreign languages and English as a foreign language), and in various other sectors including law, marketing, journalism, and the Civil Service. You will study an integrated curriculum with a focus on professional context and communication skills, bilingual translation skills and theory. Depending on your choice, your studies may include the rigorous development of a new foreign language or modules in cultural studies. Teaching and learning takes place through a combination of formal lectures, seminars and practical workshops; guided self-study and preparation; and exposure to professionally relevant simulations and real-work environments. Much of your learning will take place during independent study, individually and in groups, in the well-resourced and recently refurbished library, at home and via the online learning provision. Assessment methods include in-class coursework, essays and projects, presentations, and oral and unseen written exams. Alongside core modules in




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Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, HA1 3TP


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One of the following (or an equivalent qualification):
A Levels - BCC to include a minimum of grade C in Spanish or be a proficient speaker
International Baccalaureate - 28 points including a minimum of 4 in Spanish at Higher Level
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma - DMM with evidence of successful modern foreign language learning in Spanish
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma - D*D* with evidence of successful modern foreign language learning in Spanish
Access to HE Diploma - Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or

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What you'll learn on the course

  • Arabic
  • Translation
  • Word
  • Credit
  • University
  • Communication Training
  • Ms Word

Course programme

Subjects of study include:

  • Introduction to the Study of Language and Culture
  • Introduction to Translation 1
  • Introduction to Translation 2
  • Interpersonal Global Communication: Concepts and Strategies OR
  • The Arab World and the Word 1
  • The Chinese World and the Word 1
  • The French World and the Word 1
  • The Spanish World and the Word 1
  • Intercultural Communication: An Introduction
  • The Arab World and the Word 2
  • The Chinese World and the Word 2
  • The French World and the Word 2
  • The Spanish World and the Word 2
  • Objects and Meaning (Option)
  • Faculty or University Elective
  • Credit Level 4

    Subjects of study include:

    • Building Translation Competence 1
    • Building Translation Competence 2
    • Language, Power and Institutions: Decoding Dominant Narratives
    • Expressions of Arabic Culture 1
    • Expressions of Chinese Culture 1
    • Expressions of French Culture 1
    • Expressions of Spanish Culture 1
    • Complex Narratives: Representation, Meaning, Identities
    • Expressions of Arabic Culture 2
    • Expressions of Chinese Culture 2
    • Expressions of French Culture 2
    • Expressions of Spanish Culture 2
    • Language, Power and Institutions: Decoding Dominant Narratives
    • Transnational Issues and Local Culture on Film
    • Multilingual e-Collaboration: Transposing Current Affairs
    • Representations of Revolution and Resistance
    • Faculty or University Elective
    • Credit Level 5

      Subjects of study include:

      • Towards Professional Translation 1
      • Towards Professional Translation 2
      • Translation Project
      • Professionalising Global Communication: Concepts and Strategies
      • Themes in Arabic Studies
      • Themes in Chinese Studies
      • Themes in French and Francophone Studies
      • Themes in Hispanic Studies
      • Happiness Across Cultures
      • People and Things on the Move: Identity, Place and Memory in and across Diasporic Spaces
      • Narrating the Other: Politics and Literature
      • Gender Matters: Femininities, Masculinites and Trans-cultural Practice
      • Career Competencies for Linguists
      • Faculty or University Elective
      • Credit Level 6

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