Languages (Interpreting and Translating) (French/German) MA (Hons)
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Languages (Interpreting and Translating) (French/German) MA (Hons)

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Languages Interpreting and Translating (LINT) and Applied Languages and Translating (ALT) follow the same programme for the first three years. In both degrees two foreign or signed languages are studied to degree level. A compulsory placement year is spent abroad at two partner institutions. Students with only one language at post-Higher/A-Level follow an accelerated intensive language course during Year 1 and join the mainstream language courses from Year 2. The degrees focus on practical language skills, communication studies, European studies and linguistics/ translation studies.


Accredited by the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI).


Work and study

This is what our MA (Hons) Languages (Interpreting and Translating) (French/German) students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 65% are working
  • 30% are studying
  • 0% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 80% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.


  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £18000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £18000


These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Artistic, literary and media occupations
  • Managers, directors and senior officials
  • Teaching and educational professionals
  • Welfare professionals
  • Childcare and related personal services
  • Sales occupations
  • Customer service occupations
MA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
4 years Duration
RR12 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB including A in language(s) (over two sittings)
  • A-Levels BBB including B in language(s)
  • Int. Baccalaureate 30 points with at least 5 HL in the language(s) to be studied
  • HNC/HND Students who can demonstrate the required language skills will be considered

Additional information

  • Entry routes As our Languages programmes include a compulsory year abroad at Level 3, the normal entry route for all Languages programmes is to Level 1 of a four-year Honours programme. However, candidates with outstanding Advanced Highers or A-Level results may be considered on an individual basis.
  • Intermediate 2 / National 5 / GCSE English is required for all Languages programmes.
  • English language requirements Students who are non-native speakers of English will need to achieve either the IELTS test with 7.5 or the CPE with B. The second language may be studied from beginner's level or from a post-Standard Grade/GCSE level.
  • BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details

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