MA Translation and Professional Language Skills – scholarships and bursaries available to those eligible

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Our MA Translation and Professional Language Skills course prepares you to work as a professional linguist at a high level.

Throughout the course, you’ll develop the skills required in a number of roles within international organisations and language service providers. You’ll mostly work with the written word to provide translations and specialised language services, such as:

  • editing
  • proofreading
  • précis-writing (a type of summary writing used mainly at the United Nations). This is only available on course pathways that include French, Spanish or Russian

Through your core units, you’ll advance your editing, revision, and proofreading abilities. You can then complement these fundamental skills with optional units in specialisms like liaison interpreting, public speaking, the use of translation technology, and even how to set up and run your own language services company.

Bath has longstanding links with international organisations like the United Nations and European Union. We make use of these links to keep our programmes up to date with the professional world and to set up external training opportunities where possible. Where possible, we use our extensive network of contacts to organise external training opportunities. These are often with the language services of international organisations (such as the United Nations or European Union), government departments or translation companies.

Choose your pathway

You can choose to specialise in one language, or build your skills across two languages.

Graduate prospects

Our MA Translation and Professional Languages Skills course is vocational and has an excellent international reputation.

Many of our graduates have gone on to a range of careers in specialist language work. Others have used the transferable skills gained to pursue further study, or careers in teaching, publishing, and design.

Recent graduates have gone on to work for:

  • European Central Bank
  • United Nations
  • GCHQ
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • International Court of Justice
  • Expedia
  • Healthline
  • Wine & Spirit Education Trust

Scholarships and bursaries

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath. Read more about bursaries and scholarships.

Once you hold an offer for this course, you can also apply for our Interpreting and Translating Scholarships.

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