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    Hello,

    I am currently in year 10 and going into year 11 soon and in year 11, we pick our A-level choices and I was wondering, is it still possible to embark on a language-related career (translation, interpretation) without a degree and with just high-level proficiency certificates?

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    For translation and interpreting jobs you're going to need qualifications in them which come from post-graduate course (i.e. masters), and to enter upon these courses you need a degree in languages. Have a look at the postgraduate course search on UCAS as this will give you entry requirements of all translation and/or interpreting courses.
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    (Original post by Paralove)
    For translation and interpreting jobs you're going to need qualifications in them which come from post-graduate course (i.e. masters), and to enter upon these courses you need a degree in languages. Have a look at the postgraduate course search on UCAS as this will give you entry requirements of all translation and/or interpreting courses.
    Hello,

    Thanks for responding; I've looked at the UCAS website and at what you mentioned and it's helped *immensely*. At the moment, I'm considering embarking on one of two careers; translation/interpreting or the armed forces and my A level choices are as follows:

    - Biology or maths
    - Chemistry
    - Geography
    - German

    I've heard that history is also useful for a modern language degree, but not essential and that's sorta good news for me because I enjoy geography, maths and science so I kinda want to keep those. Also, at university, I'm considering learning German and then start Spanish ab initio, because at Cambridge, you can start Russian, Portuguese, Spanish etc., ab initio and I chose Spanish out of those because 1,) it's a useful language to learn and 2.) it's one of the main languages spoken in the United Nations and of the world!

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    (Original post by FLM3026)
    Hello,

    Thanks for responding; I've looked at the UCAS website and at what you mentioned and it's helped *immensely*. At the moment, I'm considering embarking on one of two careers; translation/interpreting or the armed forces and my A level choices are as follows:

    - Biology or maths
    - Chemistry
    - Geography
    - German

    I've heard that history is also useful for a modern language degree, but not essential and that's sorta good news for me because I enjoy geography, maths and science so I kinda want to keep those. Also, at university, I'm considering learning German and then start Spanish ab initio, because at Cambridge, you can start Russian, Portuguese, Spanish etc., ab initio and I chose Spanish out of those because 1,) it's a useful language to learn and 2.) it's one of the main languages spoken in the United Nations and of the world!

    Thanks,
    FLM3026
    I'm actually a current MML student at Cambridge and did similar options to you (final 3 being French, maths and geography), picking up Spanish ab initio. It's really intense but worth it (though might be a bit tougher for you if your other language is German as you won't be so familiar with romance languages which did help me - though people do your suggested combination each year!).
 
 
 
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