The Master’s Degree in Professional English-Spanish Translation seeks to train translation professionals capable of adapting to market needs, meeting clients' expectations and successfully managing their own business.
The master’s program includes subjects aimed at developing a broad range of professional skills in technical, legal and literary translation, and providing a functional introduction to new translation technologies.
The University Master's Degree in Professional English-Spanish Translation is a member of the European Masters in Translation (EMT) network.
The national quality agengy has accredited this program:
To be admitted to the master programmes you must have a Certified English/Spanish competence above C1.
Work placements are an obligatory part of the Masters. They are designed to give the student real-world experience in a language-based company or institutional service where they can apply and extend the skills they have learned.
The work placements are in the second semester and are of variable duration. In all, each student should complete the placement of 60 hours.
We have signed work-placement agreements with translation companies in Tarragona, Reus, and Barcelona, and with the various university services that require expertise in foreign languages. In principle, the work is unpaid and the student receives detailed feedback from the employers.
Students are also invited to arrange work placements outside of Spain, although they must ensure that all the appropriate agreements are signed prior to the actual placement. In the past, we have had such arrangements with translation companies in the United Kingdom, India, and Germany.
Career opportunities for graduates in the Master’s Degree in Professional English-Spanish Translation include:
- Publishing houses
- Freelance translation
- Translation agencies
- Language services
The master is designed for graduate students in English and/or Spanish philology as well as translators and writers working with Spanish and English, trainees, teachers and any university graduate wishing to develop competence in this field. Therefore this Master's Degree is aimed at English Philology or English Studies, Spanish Philology, Translation and Interpreting, Linguistics or another related field. It is also aimed for graduates in Economics, Superior and Technical Engineering or other related fields.
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