If you like languages, discovering and interacting with other cultures and are looking for the highest level of training that allows you to convert those interests into a career in an international environment, the Bachelor's Degree in Translation and Interpreting may be your best option.
Translators and interpreters are indispensable in today's globalized society, which is surrounded by an unprecedented level of international communication, not just in the economic and commercial area, but also in that of politics and society.
If you want to become an elite multilingual communicator in business, institutional or political fields, the Bachelor's Degree in Global Communication is an ideal addition to the Bachelor's Degree in Translation and Interpreting, creating a broad professional profile,yet also specialized, with excellent professional careers as a communications manager and strategist both on a national and international level.
November 24 to June 29, 2018
March 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Course fees: €1.390.35 plus nine monthly installments of €991.56 each.
Information and Student Reception Office
C/ Alberto Aguilera, 21 - 28015 Madrid
Tel.: 91 540 61 32
Fax: 91 559 65 69
The applicant profile of the Bachelor's Degree in Translation and Interpreting and the Bachelor's Degree in Global Communication is that of individuals who are interested in foreign languages and cultures, intercultural communication and current world affairs, who have an excellent level in Spanish and a high level in their first foreign language (English), who are interested in improving or learning another language, and who stand out for their intellectual curiosity and interest in the world around them. Additionally, they must be aware of the high demand in terms of time commitment and be willing to undertake an intensive workload over the five years of university studies.
To begin your studies is a prerequisite condition prove you accomplish with the legal requirements of access to the University.
Admission tests will be held on 11 and 12 May, 18 June and 5 July 2018.
The admissions tests consist of sitting Spanish, English and French or German (if the applicant speaks one of them) language and general cultural knowledge tests. Furthermore, applicants are required to write a short essay in Spanish, English and, if appropriate, in their second foreign language. Applicants will also be required to do oral tests in Spanish and in the foreign languages.
The grade of applicants' admissions test will be obtained by applying the following weighting:
Academic records from the 3rd and 4th year of Compulsory Secondary Education and from the 1st year of pre-university education preparation courses. 20%
Spanish language tests: 35%
English language tests: 35%
General knowledge tests: 10%
Results obtained from French/German tests will not affect admission. The results are used to assign the applicant to a group with the appropriate level in the first academic year.
Each application is presented and assessed together by the Admissions Committee of the Faculty, which comprises the following members: The Dean, Vice-Dean of Academic Affairs, Heads of Studies, and the interviewing lecturers. The Committee notifies the Dean of its decision who, in turn, grants admission to students.
Upon completion of their academic studies, students will be awarded two university diplomas. The Bachelor's Degree in Translation and Interpreting offers students a practical knowledge of several foreign languages, as well as knowledge of several modern cultures which is even more solid in their own languages and cultures; this will allow graduates to work as publisher's readers, editors, proofreaders or language teachers. They are also prepared to carry out the bridging function inherent to multilingual activity in a commercial, corporate, legal and political level. The specific technical training in the areas of translation and interpreting allows graduates to work as professional "general" translators, language and cultural mediators or liaison interpreters, as well as to manage and organise projects, documentation, terminology and terminography, standardization protocols and, in general, a significant number of practical duties.
With the Bachelor in Global Communication, our graduates become professional communicators, with the knowledge, skills and instruments to successfully manage institutional, political and corporate communication elements in a global, intercultural and multilingual environment.
During the fourth and fifth academic years, students will combine their studies with compulsory professional internships in the field of translation and interpreting and corporate, political or institutional communication, thanks to specific agreements signed with a number of bodies, companies and entities. Internships are structured around two 6 ECTS courses, with a total time of external work at the collaborating entities of around 300 hours. The goal of the internship is to compare the skills gained with the actual work demands in the professional field of the degree, and to get an in-depth insight into the dynamics of the working environment, so that students are well prepared to join the workforce directly upon completion of their studies.
With our extensive exchange program, we encourage you to spend time studying at some of the most prestigious universities in the field of translation and interpreting. Below you can see some of our university partners: