Fast and efficient communication is a necessity in today's globalised world.
You specialise in at least two modern languages, studying one to our highest Mastery level. Language study is combined from the third year with translation, interpreting and subtitling skills.
Translation and interpreting booths
We have state-of-the-art facilities including an interpreting lab which gives you the tools to become an expert in conference interpreting. We have an Autonomous learning lab where you can practice your interpreting and subtitling skills and use translation software on your own as well as simultaneous interpreting booths which will allow you to interpret live conferences and lectures of up to 350 people.
This facility, as well as our interpreting lab, are unique to the East of England, meaning you receive training from unique facilities.
At Essex we focus on developing your practical ability to work between English and another language. We're Top 5 in the UK for social science research (REF 2014), a place where talented students become part of an academic community that undertakes world-leading research.
Depending on the course you choose, we offer a range of languages for you to study including Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish.
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Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.
The teaching and assessment methods listed on each course page show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.