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Royal Holloway, University of London

Modern Languages and Translation Studies

UCAS Code: RQ99

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required. Socio-economic factors which may have impacted an applicant’s education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants. Required: One language at A level from French, German, Italian or Spanish and at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30

Pass with at least 15 level 3 credits at Distinction and the remaining level 3 credits at Merit in a relevant subject area. We also require one language at A level from French, German, Italian or Spanish. Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education.

Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate

Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as follows: D3 = A, M1 or M2 = B.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

5,5,5 at Higher Level including Higher Level French, German, Italian or Spanish with 32 points overall

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 at Higher Level including either French, German, Italian or Spanish

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

DD

Distinction, Distinction in relevant subject with A-level grade B from French, German, Italian or Spanish. We also require five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

D

Distinction in relevant subject with A-levels grades B,B including one from French, German, Italian or Spanish. We also require five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

Distinction, Distinction, Distinction in relevant subject with A-level grade B from French, German, Italian or Spanish. We also require five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B-B,B,B

ABB-BBB including either French, German, Italian or Spanish

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

AABBB including either French, German, Italian or Spanish

UCAS Tariff

120-152

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time including placement abroad | 2018

Subjects

Others in language and area studies

Translation studies

If you want to focus on gaining practical skills in translation alongside fluency in French, German, Italian or Spanish, as well as a globally-aware, creative, and critical mind-set, this specially designed four-year degree programme is for you.

As a modern linguist, you will not only learn to speak and write fluently, you will also develop excellent communication and research skills and combine language proficiency with cross-cultural perspectives.

As a part of Royal Holloway’s close-knit international community based on our beautiful historic campus, you will be within easy reach of London and its wealth of cultural resources.

Whether you are an advanced or native-speaker level student when you start, by the time you graduate you will be fluent in one or two languages, confident in reading, understanding and analysing text in your chosen language(s) and English, and able to write with ease and accuracy.

In your third year you will have the opportunity to spend time working, teaching or studying abroad, where you will immerse yourself in another language and culture, truly broadening your horizons in the process.

+ On graduation you will have language and analytical skills in up to three modern languages, together with additional knowledge of culture, society and history, culture and society that will give you a valuable competitive edge in an increasingly globalised world.

+ Our research staff are engaged in research at the highest level internationally; we are in the top 10 of UK Modern Language departments for research quality and the top in London (Research Assessment Exercise 2014).

+ You can choose to specialise in one of our pathways, such as translation, visual cultures or literature, or take a wide range of options to broaden your horizons.

Modules

https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/mllc/translation-studies-with-a-year-abroad.aspx

Assessment methods

The course has a modular structure. Some course units are compulsory while others are elective thereby offering flexibility and choice. You will take a core course in translation theory and weekly practical translation classes

Every course is assessed using a varied range of methods such as coursework and end of year examinations. You produce coursework such as essays, language exercises, translations, or reports at regular intervals and the marks you receive for these pieces of work count towards your final mark. We also use oral presentations and computer-based tests to assess grammar and comprehension skills in some course units. You can, to some extent, choose course units which suit your own assessment preferences.
The first year is foundational and marks do not count towards your final degree. The subsequent years do count, with more importance being given to the final year marks in order to reward progress and achievement.
Final-year students will produce a translation of a text of their choice together with a critical discussion of the theories and strategies deployed; individual tutorials are offered for these students.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/undergraduate/feesandfunding/bursariesandscholarships/home.aspx

The Uni


Course location:

Royal Holloway, University of London

Department:

Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in language and area studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate
324

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in language and area studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

99%
high
Employed or in further education
97%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Other administrative occupations
14%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a small, general category covering several different subject areas - so bear that in mind when you look at any stats. The most common courses covered here are in translation, with just 55 students graduating in translation degrees in 2015. The arts were the most likely job sector for graduates from these courses, but it's a good idea to go to university open days to ask tutors more specific questions about what previous graduates typically went on to do with their degree.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Language and area studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£25k

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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