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Hellenic American College

12 months
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As a student in the Translation program of the Hellenic American College you will become proficient in translating a broad variety of texts and master the tools and methodologies required to pursue a successful career in the translation industry. 


Combining rigorous translation training with a well-rounded education in translation theory, the Translation program of the Hellenic American College will help you acquire the analytical and technical skills, as well as linguistic and cultural competence that will be asked of you as a professional translator.

Strengths of the MAT Program

Our program reflects current and emerging professional practices in the field, as well as latest EU directives and practices regarding the translation industry. The MA in Translation has been also selected by the OPTIMALE research group (Optimizing Professional Translator Training in a Multilingual Europe) as a partner program for a research project on mapping emerging translation practices and trends throughout Europe. Program strengths include the following:

  • Committed faculty who are teachers, researchers and professional translators
  • Extensive practice on a wide range of texts such as technical, business, legal, EU texts and fiction
  • Hands-on experience in Computer-Assisted Translation, Community Interpreting and Audiovisual Translation
  • Small class size that ensures individual attention from your instructors
  • Attention to terminology and terminography as an integral part of the translation competence
  • Integrated approach to your professional development, including attention to technical skills, language proficiency, professional ethics and project management skills
  • Strong links with the translation industry and class visits from project managers of translation firms
  • Cooperation with the Terminology Coordination Unit of the European Parliament on terminology projects
  • Member of the SDL University Partnership program with access to SDL technologies certifications
  • Faculty mentoring and personal support for your academic and professional development.

Career Paths

As a graduate of the program, you’ll acquire the credentials needed to begin a career in the fields of translation, audiovisual translation and editing. You can reasonably expect to be employed as a freelance or in-house translator in translation agencies, multinational companies, law firms both in the public and private sector. Also, you can pursue a career in audiovisual companies and the media industry as well as in publishing houses. You can also participate in all EU calls for translation personnel (through EPSO).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Translation Studies
  • Professional Trends in Translation
  • Introduction to Terminology
  • Translation Principles & Practices / Practical I
  • Sociotranslation
  • Language Analysis and Translation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed Application Form for the Graduate Programs
  • An undergraduate (or graduate in the case of the Ph.D. program) degree from an accredited college or university with at least a B (3.0) grade point average
  • The University requires evidence of proficiency in English.
  • Signed and sealed envelopes containing official transcripts from each college/university (graduate or undergraduate programs) previously attended.
  • An up-to-date résumé;
  • The required essay;
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Two current passport-size photographs
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport/National Identity Card
  • A non-refundable application fee of 50€/$60

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Athens

595 - 760 EUR /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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