The Master of Arts in Translation and Specialised Multilingual Communication at University of Geneva will help you develop your analytical, linguistic, intercultural and group work skills, providing you with the tools to successfully carry out projects in specialised multilingual communication. Combines translation with skills in various different fields: a) corporate communication (multilingual finance and marketing); b) multimedia communication (web, localisation and audiovisual translation); and c) language mangement (Language Policy and Planning and diversity management).
Seven areas of study:
- Translation and revision
- Translation studies
- Fields of expertise (law and economics)
- Specialised translation (legal, economic and financial, technical, literary)
- Translation technology
- Specialised multilingual communication
- Professional skills and experience (mandatory internship)
Our MA programmes prepare students for a career in translation, revision, localisation and other related fields. Our grads have the option of finding in-house positions or setting up a freelance career. These degrees open the doors to many different types of professional activities and careers: international organisations, NGOs, associations, sports federations, publishing houses, translation agencies, public administration, documentation centres, research institutes, banks, insurance, courts, media, teaching, etc.
OBJECTIVES SHARED BY OUR THREE MA IN TRANSLATION PROGRAMMES
- Acquire the necessary abilities to become a professional translator
- Specialise in a particular field
- Improve your language and methodology skills
- Further strengthen your written skills in your native language
- Carry out multilingual projects in various contexts
- Strengthen your intercultural skills
- Master the latest translation and language management tools
- Reflect on the notion of translation
- Experience firsthand the professional world of translation (mandatory internship and practical seminars)
90 ECTS credits (one B language) or 120 ECTS credits (two or three B languges) distributed as follows:
- Mandatory courses common to all concentrations
- Mandatory courses, depending on your concentration
- Master's thesis
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
90 (one B language) or 120 (two or three B languges)
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Translation & Interpreting Linguistics View 5 other Masters in Translation & Interpreting in Switzerland
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- (A) pass the entrance exam
- (B) fulfill the admission conditions based on your application file
- or (C) be a student in your last year of the BA in Multilingual Communication at the FTI
- If you already hold a university diploma : You will still have to sit for the FTI entrance exam.
- If you hold a BA in the same branch of studies and your diploma is deemed to be equivalent: if you do not change language combinations, the FTI may decide to admit you without requiring you to sit for some or all of the admission tests.
International1016 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 508 EUR per semester during 18 months.
National1016 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 508 EUR per semester during 18 months.
- 500 CHF / semester
Living costs for Genève
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