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University of East Anglia UEA

Translation, Media and Modern Languages (Double Honours)

UCAS Code: QP9D

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including French or Spanish or Japanese.

Access to HE Diploma

D:0,M:45

alongside A-level French or Spanish or Japanese at grade B or above (or equivalent qualification). Humanities or Social Sciences pathway preferred. Other pathways are acceptable, please contact the University directly for further information.

French or Spanish or Japanese required. Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

to include higher level grade 5 in French or Spanish or Japanese If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

alongside A-level French or Spanish or Japanese at grade B or above (or equivalent qualification). BTEC Public Services and Business Administration Diploma are not accepted.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C

to include French or Spanish or Japanese.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

including Grade A in French or Spanish or Japanese.

UCAS Tariff

120-147

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

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time with time abroad | 2019

Subjects

Modern languages

Media and communication studies

Translation studies

**About the course**
Break down barriers of language and culture with a combination of advanced language studies and training in translation and media.

This unique and flexible course reflects the global need for skilled language and media professionals. You’ll study your chosen language to degree level, as well as choosing from a range of specialist modules. You’ll explore the theory and technique of translating, and questions of style and register in a range of specialised areas, media and genres. These will include multilingual publications, multilingual websites, packaging, digital and online texts, film subtitles, and theatre translation. You’ll have the chance to gain exposure to how professional translators work through a translation work experience module.

You’ll discover new perspectives by exploring media, intercultural communication, translation and other applied language study which will help you be effective in the communication networks of today’s globalised world.

**Course overview**
This course combines degree level learning of French, Spanish or Japanese language with the study of translation issues and media in today’s fast-changing world.

Alongside your chosen language you’ll have the opportunity to choose from a range of specialist modules in culture, society, translation and media. You’ll spend your third year abroad at a university in an appropriate country where your honours language is spoken.

In translation competence modules you’ll cover the theory and technique of translating, and questions of style and register in a range of specialised areas. In your translation issues modules, which deal with issues associated with globalisation, you’ll be looking at various translation types. These include the transposition of text between languages, media and genres, multilingual websites or IT-mediated texts, film subtitles and theatre.

You’ll have the chance to gain exposure to how professional translators work through a translation work experience module.

**Disclaimer**
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

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
£15,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Modern languages
71%
med
Media and communication studies
77%
med
Translation studies

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

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

65%
UK students
35%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

Media studies

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

57%
UK students
43%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a broad subject for a variety of European languages. No matter which you take, the general theme is that some graduates go to that country to work, often as English language teachers, some go into further study, often to train as teachers or translators, but most get jobs in the UK in education - most often as language tutors, unsurprisingly, or translators. Modern language grads can also be in demand in business roles where communication and language skills are particularly useful, such as marketing and PR, and in finance or law. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.

Media 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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
75%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Only a small number of students study courses within this catch-all subject area, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at any stats. Marketing and PR were the most likely jobs for graduates from these courses, but it's sensible to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course, and what previous graduates did.

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.

Media and communication 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.

£16k

£16k

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

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.

Translation 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.

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

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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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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