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Translation Studies

Pompeu Fabra University

12 months
5750 EUR/year
2906 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The aim of this Master in Translation Studies at Pompeu Fabra University is to train students who already hold a university degree to become specialists in Translation Studies, either in academic and research training, or towards excellence as qualified specialized translators with an optional component of interpreting skills.


This Master in Translation Studies at Pompeu Fabra University is for those who wish to pursue postgraduate studies to improve their professional training and academic knowledge in translation, with a choice of two tracks. For the academic track, the Degree combines theoretical and applied approaches. For those interested in research, students take the necessary steps to be able to access to two different PhD programs in the Department: the one for Translation Studies and the one for Literary Translation and its Reception. On its professional training track, the Master's Degree offers translator training in various specialized translations (humanities & literature, science & technology, and legal & economic translation) and in interpreting. There are three Profiles (tracks) and three Options to choose from.

Careers prospects

  • General translation.
  • Specialized translation.
  • Interpreting.
  • Linguistic mediation in institutions.
  • The teaching of translation and interpretation.
  • The teaching of foreign languages.
  • Research into general and specialized translation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General translation
  • Specialized translation
  • Interpreting
  • Linguistic mediation in institutions
  • The teaching of translation and interpretation
  • The teaching of foreign languages
  • Research into general and specialized translation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official undergraduate degree/diploma (or a bachelor's degree, a degree in engineering or architecture, diplomas, technical engineering and technical architecture diplomas, or, for foreign qualifications, the equivalent qualification awarded by an accredited higher education institution).
  • Academic transcript of the accredited official training with the average grade at the university of origin. Degrees in any academic field of study will be accepted. 
  • Curriculum Vitae in Spanish, English or Catalan.
  • A letter of motivation in Spanish, English or Catalan (400 to 600 words).
  • Proof of level C1 of Spanish 
  • Proof of level B2 of English
  • Identity Card or Passport
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      5750 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 5750 EUR per year during 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      2906 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 2906 EUR per year during 12 months.

    Living costs for Barcelona

    770 - 1360 EUR /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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