Languages and translation

To help people across the world better understand each other is a useful skill; it’s also one that helps bring people together in a unique way. Without translators and multi-linguists, our global society wouldn’t be anywhere near as connected.

Our world is more interconnected than ever before. This goes together with London Met’s philosophy of diversity and sharing, which we encourage in every aspect of our teaching. There are so many reasons to study languages or translation at London Met. We are:

  • a founding member of the Public Service Interpreting and Translation Network Group
  • a member of CIUTI, the world’s oldest and most prestigious international association of universities with translation and interpretation programmes (only 50 members worldwide)
  • a signatory of a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations, which opens new employment and placement opportunities for our students and graduates

Some of our languages and translation courses are also accredited by professional bodies, which gives you the credibility that employers will be looking for.

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What our students say

"I look back on my academic experience and feel that the course has provided me with invaluable expertise, knowledge, skills and confidence to embark on a profession I am passionate about."
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More about Interpreting, languages and translation

Develop your passion for language

At the core of translating is the simple concept of trying to convey what another person means. This can be difficult depending on the format of the text and the author, as well as the author’s intention. Studying a translation course will help you learn all the different nuances and particularities of language, which in turn will help you to translate accurately.

Join an exciting and rewarding industry

By studying a course in languages or translation you’ll not only develop an in-depth knowledge of another language, you’ll also learn more about the English language, so that you can translate more accurately. These courses will ensure you enter the complex and challenging world of translation with all the skills you need to succeed.

Travel around the world

An undergraduate degree in languages or translation is ideal for people who love to travel, as graduates of interpreting and translation often lead exciting, international careers. Depending on what language pairing you choose to study, these professions can take you to exciting corners of the globe.

Enhance your career prospects with work experience   

Like our other undergraduate courses, our language and translation courses allow you to undertake work-related learning, which can help build experience in your future career. You’ll also have the opportunity to listen to guest speakers, which often include professional translators, interpreters and IT specialists, who will aid your studies by imparting their wealth of knowledge.

A job involving language or translating can be varied and rewarding. It enriches the lives of many by creating connections between those who might never be able to communicate.