Languages, communication, translation and interpreting

Our School of Literature and Languages is ranked in the top three for modern languages and linguistics in the Guardian University Guide 2019, top five for Iberian languages and top ten for French by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. We also achieved 100 per cent overall satisfaction for French studies in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018. But behind these league table results there’s so much to discover.

Here at the University of Surrey we’re home to the Centre for Translation Studies (CTS), an internationally recognised specialist Centre dedicated to research, scholarship and teaching. Our research is connecting societies and cultures. Our academics have received an award for preserving endangered languages, helped bring British Sign Language to Parliament, improved video-mediated interpreting in legal proceedings, and researched the phenomenon of cardboard publishers in Brazil.

Our students benefit from access to first-class facilities, from interpreting labs to digital media labs, and the same software used by professionals in industry. We also offer a Global Graduate Award in Languages, giving our students the opportunity to learn an additional language alongside their degree, with 11 on offer from Arabic to Spanish.

Our Professional Training placement programme gives our students the opportunity to gain experience in and explore their chosen field of work. While our study and work abroad opportunities allow our students to experience living in other country as part of their degree. Such as Victoria Sillett, who worked in Paris, France; Daniel Littman, who spent his placement in Toledo, Spain; and Jamie Convisser, who experienced living in Seoul, South Korea.

There are so many reasons to study or research languages at Surrey. What will you discover?

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