Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Translation and Interpretation in Languages

About the Programme

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Translation and Interpretation in Languages is suitable for students interested in linguistic communication at the world stage.
N.B. Students may opt for a major-minor combination or a double major from the languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Portuguese)

Entry Requirements

To be admitted to the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Translation and Interpretation in Languages candidates must possess:

  1. Passes with credit in at least five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English Language
  2. At least two GCE Advanced Level/High School or equivalent passes chosen from relevant subject areas
  3. Equivalent qualification in the applicants’ countries of origin and other qualifications may be considered

Mature Entry:

  1. Applicants must be at 25 years or above at the time of application
  2. Applicants must have obtained 5 ‘O’ Level subjects including English
  3. Applicants should normally have completed their school or college studies at least five years prior to admission

Work/practical experience in a related field will be an added advantage.

Year One Semester One

  1. HAR111 Arabic I 3hrs
  2. HCH112 Chinese I 3hrs
  3. HFR113 French I 3hrs
  4. HRU114 Russian I 3
  5. HPO115 Portuguese I 3hrs
  6. HLL116 Laboratory I 3hrs
  7. HAS100 Introduction to African Studies 3hrs
  8. HCS101 Communication Skills I 3hrs
  9. HSL111 English as a Second Language 3hrs
Total Credit Hours: 21 hrs

Year One Semester Two

  1. HAR121 Arabic II 3hrs
  2. HCH122 Chinese II 3hrs
  3. HFR123 French II 3hrs
  4. HRU124 Russian II 3hrs
  5. HPO125 Portuguese II 3hrs
  6. HLL126 Laboratories II 3hrs
  7. HIT100 Introduction to Information Communication Technology 2hrs
  8. HCS102 Communication Skills II 3
  9. HSL112 English as a Second Language II 3
Total Credit Hours: 20 hrs

Year Two Semester One

  1. HAR211 Arabic III 3hrs
  2. HCH212 Chinese III 3hrs
  3. HFR213 French III 3hrs
  4. HRU214 Russian III 3hrs
  5. HPO215 Portuguese III 3hrs
  6. HLL216 Laboratories III 3hrs
  7. HTL217 Introduction to Translation I 3hrs
  8. HIP271 Introduction to Interpretation I 3hrs
Total Credit Hours: 18 hrs

Year Two Semester Two

  1. HAR221 Arabic IV 3hrs
  2. HCH222 Chinese IV 3hrs
  3. HFR223 French IV 3hrs
  4. HRU224 Russian IV 3hrs
  5. HPO225 Portuguese IV 3hrs
  6. HLL226 Laboratories IV 3hrs
  7. HTL227 Introduction to Translation II 3hrs
  8. HIP228 Introduction to Interpretation II 3
  9. TEV200 Ethics & Christian Values 2hrs
Total Credit Hours: 20 hrs

Year Three Semester One

  1. HPL311 Translation & Interpretation Policy & Legislation 3hrs
  2. HRM312 Research Methods 3hrs
  3. HTT313 Translation Technology 3hrs
  4. HET314 Translation & Interpretation Ethics 3hrs
  5. HLE315 Leadership Entrepreneurship & Translation/Interpretation 3hrs
  6. HHI316 History of Translation/Interpretation 3hrs
  7. HSY317 Society & Translation/Interpretation 3hrs
  8. HMS318 Translation & Interpretation in Multilingual/Multicultural Societies 3hrs
  9. HLX319 Lexicology 3
  10. HTE311 Translation and Editing 3hrs
Total Credit Hours: 18 hrs

Year Three Semester Two

  1. HIN312 Internship 6hrs

Year Four Semester One

  1. HIN411 Internship 6hrs

Year Four Semester Two

  1. HLI421 Literary Translation/Interpretation 3hrs
  2. HTA422 Text Analysis & Translation/Interpretation 3hrs
  3. HRP423 Research Project 6hrs
  4. HSP424 Translation/Interpretation for Specific Purposes 3hrs
  5. HMD425 Medical Translation & Interpretation 3hrs
  6. HLG426 Legal Translation & Interpretation 3hrs
  7. HBS427 Business Translation & Interpretation 3hrs
  8. HSC428 Sociolinguistics 3hrs
  9. HPC429 Psycholinguistics 3hrs
Total Credit Hours: 21 hrs

Career and Job Opportunities

The degree in Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpretation qualifies the holder to professionally engage in activities according of their language specification. It will also prepare graduates for careers in Modern Languages, Translation and Interpretation related sectors, including:

  1. Diplomatic Missions
  2. Government Departments/ministries, agencies, institutions, civil services
  3. International Organizations
  4. NGOs
  5. Broadcasting and media houses
  6. Newspapers and magazines
  7. Teacher training
  8. Language teaching
  9. Language research