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The MA in Interpreting & Translation celebrates 40 years with a symposium
The MA in Interpreting & Translation celebrates 40 years with a symposium
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Internal News - 05 September 2006

Celebrating 40 years of European languages at Bath

The MA in Interpreting & Translation programme in the Department of European Studies & Modern Languages celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2006. To mark this very special year, the programme will be holding a symposium on 8 & 9 September 2006.

The original course in European languages was set up in 1966, largely through the efforts of Professor James Coveney. The Chinese and Japanese streams were added in the 1990s. In 2002, a new degree, the MA in Translation and Professional Language Skills, was launched.

Each year around 70 graduate students enrol for the course, which trains them in conference interpreting, public service interpreting and translation skills. The course offers combinations of five European languages (French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish) & English, plus Japanese & English, and Chinese & English.

University of Bath graduates have gone on to careers as professional interpreters and translators in national and international organisations all over the world.

The symposium will feature a day of celebration including the Mayor’s Civic Reception and walking tour, and the University reception and dinner in the evening. This will be followed by a more studious day, given over to research on the teaching and professional practice of translating and interpreting. A number of alumni and former members of staff will be present, together with practitioners and researchers from institutions worldwide.