M.A. On Campus

Legal Translation and Interpreting

RUDN University

24 months
3730 EUR/year
3072 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Currently there is an increasing need  for professionals who can provide  quality translation and interpreting in administrative and legal areas among representatives of different countries, cultures, and speakers of different languages. The Legal Translation and Interpreting MA programme is offered at RUDN University.


The MALTI program is taught in English. The possible working languages pairs include English/Russian/French/ Spanish/ German. Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean can be offered upon students' choice. These languages are taught by native speakers. Students  gain  knowledge of  language theory and learn specifics of language use in institutional settings, develop translation and interpreting skills  in legal and administrative fields, learn nuances of cross-cultural communication ethics and behavior models in  societal domains under study,  get familiar with computer-assisted tools for legal translation and interpreting (TRADOS, TM, etc.), practice simultaneouse interpreting in the booth. The learning process  rests on the translation industry standards vision as that of  customer-tailored  quality service provision in line with the professional Code of Conduct. The training materials ground on real  cases of legal translation practice and incorporate administrative and legal documents that are in operation within the respective institutional settings.


Graduates of the Legal Translation and Interpreting MA programme offered at RUDN University have multidisciplinary competences to manage language, law and governance issues within multilingual administrative and legal divisions of government, public and commercial institutions,  law firms and international companies. Currently, internationally acknowledged employers of the program graduates include Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, Bionorica pharmaceuticals, Russian Railways, etc.

Programme Structure


  • Integration of international and Russian experience of translators and interpreters’ working at judicial and law enforcement agencies, government bodies and corporate structures.
  • International standards of translators and interpreters’ professional activities as the programme background. English-taught course.
  • 8 foreign languages to be chosen by students for a second language working pair.
  • Selection of pairs of working languages for the formation of competencies in translation and interpreting.
  • International composition of the learning group.
  • Master classes with potential employers.
  • The opportunity to participate in the international student exchange programmes.

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.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The portfolio of a foreign applicant is considered according to the following criteria:

  • average academic grade at the previous level of education, including grades in specialized subjects (max — 45 points);
  • achievements in educational and social activities, certificates, diplomas, etc. (max — 5 points);
  • certificate of Engl language proficiency (5 points);
  • applicant status based on the results of participation in competitions / Olympiads for foreign citizens (winner / prize-winner) (Bachelor’s / Specialist’s: winner — 40 points, prize-winner — 35 points; Master’s: winner — 15 points, prize-winner — 10 points);
  • recommendations from public organizations, associations, Russian missions abroad, foreign diplomatic missions, faculties of RUDN University, etc. (5 points);
  • position of the university whose document on education the candidate provides upon admission, in the world rankings (10 points);
  • volunteer activity (5 points);
  • letter of motivation (10 points).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3730 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3730 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3072 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3072 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • For Russia and CIS citizens: 254,500 RUB/year

Living costs for Moscow

41640 - 81437 RUB /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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