The concept of the study programme differs from similar translation study programmes in the Humanities. It has an additional emphasis on applied linguistics and covers activities which concern specific practical applications.
Graduates of the study programme should not only develop competence in dealing with the constantly growing volume of terminology, but also develop subject knowledge in the respective fields. Not only linguists, but also specialists in corresponding fields of technology as well as law, participate in the implementation of the study programme.
- Translators are needed in translation bureaus, enterprises (joint ventures in particular), foreign projects in Latvia, state and municipal establishments and other institutions where knowledge of foreign languages, as well as basics of engineering, creative approach to work, presentation and translation skills are necessary.
- The Professional Master Study Programme ,,Technical Translation,, from Riga Technical University ensures teaching ESP on the advanced level, development of research skills, synthesis and integration of skills and competences of a translator according to the requirements of the European Union institutions and labour market.
- Main Concepts of Translation Theory
- Theoretical Linguistics
- Modern Methods of Text Analysis
- Modern Technologies in Translation
- Scientific Writing
- Terminology and Terminography
- Translation of Texts in the Special Field (economics)
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
90 ECTS or 129 ECTS
DisciplinesGeneral Engineering & Technology Translation & Interpreting Linguistics
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- Professional Bachelor Degree in Technical Translation or equivalent Bachelor Degree in technical translation or 2nd level Higher Professional Education in Technical Translation (1,5 years).
- Bachelor Degree in Translation or English Philology (2 years). Education documents must be accompanied by English translations of all certificates and transcripts along with approval of the documents authenticity;
- Students applying for master programmes will be asked to record a video interview.
International3130 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3130 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA3130 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3130 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Riga
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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