24 months
3130 EUR/year
3130 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Professional Master Study Programme “Technical Translation” at Riga Technical University provides training of technical translators in such fields as mechanical engineering, logistics, power engineering, material science, information technologies, telecommunications, civil engineering, architecture and town planning, engineering economics and others.


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.

Career options

  • 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines



90 ECTS or 129 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3130 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3130 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3130 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3130 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Riga

503 - 783 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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