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Technology for Translating and Interpreting

Ghent University

24 months
1862 EUR/year
962 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Ghent University's Technology for Translating and Interpreting addresses the need for a new generation of translators and interpreters through a programme of outstanding academic quality. Students study one year at Ghent University and one year at one of the partner universities


Key facts

The amount of text available in electronic format and on the Internet is growing exponentially, and much of this information has to be translated or interpreted. As a result, there is a pressing need for a new generation of translators and interpreters who rely less on traditional methods and instead benefit from a range of time- and labour-efficient technological tools. 

A strong consortium of the University of Wolverhampton, UK (the Coordinator); University of Malaga, Spain; New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria and Ghent University, Belgium, embodies the aim to deliver a cohesive, integrated European programme which is the first of its kind worldwide. 

The synergy between these three higher education institutions, who are known for their seminal contributions to the computational aspects of language study, as well as technology of translation and interpreting, will ensure that students have access to leading academics and best practices across the field. The Associate Partners of Ghent University's Technology for Translating and Interpreting programme are leading companies, user organisations, and non-EU universities who further enhance this student-centred and market-orientated programme with a vision of delivering educational quality and vocational skills to maximise the students’ career potential,  complementing the quality and integrity of the programme.

Labour Market

EM-TTI will produce specialists in translation and interpreting who are up-to-date with the latest digital applications which support their daily work, as well as future developers of such applications. Upon graduation students will have ample job opportunities in the language industry as language technology specialists.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Python Programming
  • Research Methods
  • Words, Meanings, and Linguistic Creativity
  • Specialised Seminar: Technologies for Translation and Interpreting: Challenges and Latest Developments
  • Project Management for Translators and Interpreters
  • Corpus Linguistics with R
  • Machine Translation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The programme is open to students from both EU and non-EU countries. In order to be eligible, you must fulfil the following minimum criteria:

Have completed a Bachelor’s degree (i.e. the equivalent of 180 ECTS) from an accredited university in an area relevant to the Master’s programme:

  • Translation
  • Interpreting
  • Computer Science
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Modern Languages
  • Linguistics
  • Other subjects within the humanities and computer science areas (please outline in your cover letter why and how your degree is relevant to the programme)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1862 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1862 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    962 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Gent

754 - 1205 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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