Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

BA TRANSLATION, MEDIA AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Key details 

BA TRANSLATION, MEDIA AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
QP9D
Entry Requirements
ABB including French, Japanese or Spanish.
Duration (years)
4

Assessment for Year 1

Depending on the modules you choose, you’ll be assessed via a range of language tests, group projects and individual written and spoken coursework. 

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Assessment for Year 2

Through a variety of assessment methods, you will further your grasp and understanding of the materials covered. 

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Assessment for Year 3

While you are on your year abroad, you’ll take the compulsory Year Abroad module that will help support you while you’re away.  

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Assessment for Year 4

A wide array of assessment methods in your final year will help you hone your skills in your areas of specialisation and prepare for your future. 

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Please note that your Honours level Language(s) are core. This means that you are required to take and pass these modules in order to progress to your next level of study. Core modules cannot be compensated.

Assessment for Year 1

Depending on the modules you choose, you’ll be assessed via a range of language tests, group projects and individual written and spoken coursework. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Please note that your Honours level Language(s) are core. This means that you are required to take and pass these modules in order to progress to your next level of study. Core modules cannot be compensated.

Assessment for Year 2

Through a variety of assessment methods, you will further your grasp and understanding of the materials covered. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 3

While you are on your year abroad, you’ll take the compulsory Year Abroad module that will help support you while you’re away.  

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Please note that your Honours level Language(s) are core. This means that you are required to take and pass these modules in order to pass the year. Core modules cannot be compensated.

Assessment for Year 4

A wide array of assessment methods in your final year will help you hone your skills in your areas of specialisation and prepare for your future. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

ABB including French, Japanese or Spanish.

T Levels

Not accepted

BTEC

DDM excluding BTEC Public Services, Uniformed Services and Business Administration. Grade B in French, Japanese or Spanish A-level, or equivalent qualification also required.

Scottish highers

AAABB including A in French, Japanese or Spanish.

Scottish highers advanced

BBC including B in French, Japanese or Spanish.

Irish leaving certificate

3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3, including French, Japanese or Spanish.

Access course

Access to Humanities & Social Sciences pathway accepted Grade B in French, Japanese or Spanish A-level, or equivalent qualification also required.

European Baccalaureate

75% including 7 in French, Japanese or Spanish.

International Baccalaureate

32 points, including HL5 in French, Japanese or Spanish.

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.  

Additional entry requirements

If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes

Your first choice language (from French, Japanese or Spanish) may only be taken from post-A-level standard.  Your second choice language (from French, Japanese or Spanish) can be started from beginner's level, from post-GCSE level, or from A-level - the course is tailored to meet your level.

We welcome and value a wide range of alternative qualifications.  If you have a qualification which is not listed here, please contact us via Admissions Enquiries

Native or near-native speakers can also apply for the French and/or Spanish degree programmes, but please note that the programme followed will be different from the one advertised. It is not possible to undertake a Japanese degree if you are a native or near-native speaker of Japanese.

 

Important note

Once enrolled onto your course at UEA, your progression and continuation (which may include your eligibility for study abroad, overseas experience, placement or year in industry opportunities) is contingent on meeting the assessment requirements which are relevant to the course on which you are enrolled.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):  

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) for year 1 entry 

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of example qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:  

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time.  

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.

Intakes

This course is open to UK and International applicants. The annual intake is in September each year.  

Course Reference Number: 6775300

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees 

See our Tuition Fees page for further information.  

Scholarships and Bursaries 

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds.  

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates. 

Course related costs

You are eligible for reduced fees during the year abroad. Further details are available on our Tuition Fees website. 

There will be extra costs related to items such as travel and accommodation during your year abroad, which will vary depending on location. 

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs. 

Course Reference Number: 6775300

How to Apply

Apply for this course through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS), using UCAS Hub.  

UCAS Hub is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. 

Your application does not have to be completed all at once. Register or sign in to UCAS to get started.  

Once you submit your completed application, UCAS will process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges. 

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14. 

View our guide to applying through UCAS for useful tips, key dates and further information: 

How to apply through UCAS 
 

Course Reference Number: 6775300
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
QP9D
Entry Requirements
ABB including French, Japanese or Spanish.
Duration (years)
4
Combine your language skills with studies in translation and media, and prepare to excel on the global stage. Develop your languages to a high degree of proficiency, and showcase those skills on your year abroad. Consider issues of policy, ethics and power in the translation industry, and enhance your practical translation skills across a wide array of different media and genres.
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