MA Interpreting and Translating (MAIT) and MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (TPLS) at the University of Bath have recently become part of the European Master’s in Translation (EMT) network.European Master’s in Translation is a quality label for MA university programmes in translation. The Directorate General for Translation awards it to higher education programmes that meet agreed professional standards and market demands. The aim of the network is to improve the quality of translator training in order to enhance the labour market integration of young language professionals.

Steven Wonnacott, Director of Studies for Postgraduate Programmes in Interpreting and Translation here at Bath, said: “We are delighted that the MA Interpreting and Translating and the MA Translation and Professional Language Skills have been recognised by the EMT network. This prestigious accreditation acknowledges the ongoing success of our courses and confirms our position as one of the leading centres for translation teaching in the UK.

“Membership comes with numerous advantages for students, including increased placement opportunities and the chance to participate in the annual Translating Europe Forum. We will also be able to benefit from greater cooperation with colleagues from around Europe in order to further develop our postgraduate programmes here at Bath.”

The announcement comes shortly after a high-profile delegation from the European Parliament recently visited campus to learn more about our successful interpreting and translating courses and to share tips and advice with current students hoping to secure jobs after graduating.