Getting into translation without a degree - is it possible?

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I'm in a really awkward situation at the moment - due to my own circumstances I'm not sure if uni's right for me but I'd love to do something with languages especially translation. Is it even possible to get anywhere in that field without a degree? Obviously I'd need some other kind of certification as well as it takes a lot of work to be a translator but every time I've looked into even freelance translation the requirement is always a bachelor's degree as a minimum. Can anyone help me out? For the record I applied to uni, got accepted and took a gap year but now I'm considering going down a different path
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I'm in a really awkward situation at the moment - due to my own circumstances I'm not sure if uni's right for me but I'd love to do something with languages especially translation. Is it even possible to get anywhere in that field without a degree? Obviously I'd need some other kind of certification as well as it takes a lot of work to be a translator but every time I've looked into even freelance translation the requirement is always a bachelor's degree as a minimum. Can anyone help me out? For the record I applied to uni, got accepted and took a gap year but now I'm considering going down a different path
Hi sadie_m2003

I have just finished an introduction to Translation studies module and according to the lecturer most translation companies would expect a masters in Translation Studies at least. There is a surprising amount of theory involved, at least I was very surprised!

Depending on the languages you are expert in, you may get lucky but as it is a very competitive field, I wouldn't imagine you will get very far.

Good luck

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try translation websites
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