MA Interpreting and Translating (path 1)
- French and German
- French and Italian
- French and Russian
- French and Spanish
- German and Spanish
- Italian and German
- Italian and Spanish
- Russian and German
- Russian and Spanish
The course covers professional translation and different types of interpreting, including simultaneous and consecutive interpreting and liaison in public and commercial settings. Students have access to the latest digital interpreting suites and participate in mini-conferences to put skills into practice, holding debates on controversial topics and acting as both delegate and interpreter.
The MA Translation and Professional Languages Skills course was developed in 2003 in response to requests from employers for linguists with training in translation, editing and proofreading, among other skills. This is one of the few courses to train students in such a variety of sought-after skills, which can be used immediately in the professional market.
We offer the MA in a variety of language combinations. You can see the full list at the foot of this page.
Our lecturers all work or have previously worked as professional translators, editors, translation managers or professional interpreters. They'll share a wealth of experience with you and provide useful connections, including potential job opportunities.
'I think the teaching is brilliant, both in terms of imparting knowledge and also being supportive of students. The support of my tutor and teachers made a big difference to me. I can’t recommend the course enough.' - Katy Brown, MA Interpreting & Translating student (2017)
Trainers from the UN and EP visit us regularly, giving our students an excellent insight into the skills needed to work there. The partnerships also help create job opportunities and we have a successful track record of previous graduates going on to work at both organisations.
Watch the video below to hear from senior staff at the UN on their experiences working with Bath graduates and their advice on getting into the profession.
At Bath, in many cases we can arrange a training opportunity in an organisation such as the EU, UN or another independent agency, giving you first-hand experience of the workplace and valuable contacts for building your career.
These are typically 2-3 weeks in length during semester 2, and we will support you in securing a training opportunity. These are not compulsory and are not always guaranteed.
Here are some of the companies and organisations our graduates have gone on to work for:
Have a look at our blogs to read about Bath graduates working in the profession: