40 Masters Programs in Translation

A master’s degree is an academic degree that can be pursued after completing an undergraduate degree. A Master in Translation is a good choice for those who are bilingual and want to make a career out of it. What is a Master in Translation? This course of study is designed to prepare proficient bilingual and multilingual students to work as translators. Students build their technical, lingui… Read more

A master’s degree is an academic degree that can be pursued after completing an undergraduate degree. A Master in Translation is a good choice for those who are bilingual and want to make a career out of it.

What is a Master in Translation? This course of study is designed to prepare proficient bilingual and multilingual students to work as translators. Students build their technical, linguistic, and professional skills, and gain experience through internships. Translation programs vary, but most will combine classroom teaching and laboratory demonstration to build versatile communication skills. Students will learn computer applications, terminology, project management skills, and how to provide effective and accurate translations.

There are a number of benefits for those with a Master in Translation. It exposes students to a variety of cultures and people, and they are able to negotiate and create pathways of meaning between conflicting sides. Students learn how to engage politically, ethically, and creatively with different people.

As a master’s degree in translation is geared towards students from many countries, there are multiple programs offered around the world. The duration of the specific programs, as well as the location, results in various costs. To find out exactly how much your school costs, get in touch with the admission department directly.

A Master in Translation prepares students for a number of careers throughout the world. Graduates are proficient translators and interpreters, and there is a high demand for them in many different fields. Depending on your interests, a degree can lead to a career in law, politics, finances, government, management, literacy, business, or medicine.

For those with busy lives, thinking about earning a master’s degree may seem overwhelming. However, many schools now offer the ability to take the majority of classes online. This flexibility allows many more students to earn their degree on their own time schedule. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University Saint-Joseph
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Since its foundation in 1980, the School of Translators and Interpreters of Beirut (ETIB) has been training senior translators and interpreters with the highest standards to m ... +

Since its foundation in 1980, the School of Translators and Interpreters of Beirut (ETIB) has been training senior translators and interpreters with the highest standards to master Arabic, French and English languages as well as intercultural competencies by helping them to adapt to cultural differences, sharpen strong analytical and deductive skills, and develop professional judgment. Member of CIUTI (International Standing Conference of University Institutes of Translators and Interpreters) and of the FIT (International Federation of Translators), recognized by the AIIC (International Association of Conference Interpreters), and having a long-standing and close relation with the United Nations and the European Parliament, ETIB aspires to be an active member among the university institutions of the world and a pole of excellence in the fields of research and innovation in the Arab world. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
15 months
English, Arabic
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel

The MA Program in English Literature with a focus on Literary Translation combines high-level literature seminars, creative writing, and translation workshops, and is capped o ... +

The MA Program in English Literature with a focus on Literary Translation combines high-level literature seminars, creative writing, and translation workshops, and is capped off with a year of one-on-one mentoring as the student prepares a creative thesis: the translation of a work of fiction, creative nonfiction or poetry. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras
San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Graduate Program in Translation began to offer its courses, as an experimental program, in 1970. The Academic Senate of the Campus approved the creation report in 1972. In ... +

The Graduate Program in Translation began to offer its courses, as an experimental program, in 1970. The Academic Senate of the Campus approved the creation report in 1972. In 1974, upon receiving the certification of the University Board, the PGT was officially incorporated into the programs that offer a master's degree in the Faculty of Humanities. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
Spanish
Campus
 
Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Unique in Italy, this programme integrates translation skills, interpretation skills and a combination of Chinese- or Spanish-to-English with Chinese- or Spanish-to-Italian in ... +

Unique in Italy, this programme integrates translation skills, interpretation skills and a combination of Chinese- or Spanish-to-English with Chinese- or Spanish-to-Italian in the same curriculum. The degree helps you learn the techniques and methodologies employed in professional interpretation and specialised literary translation, as well as how to use IT tools for assisted translation. You will tackle the most diverse linguistic-literary and socio-cultural issues with a comparative and intercultural approach and learn to analyse and translate technical, literary, editorial and multimedia texts. You also learn how to do liaison interpreting, consecutive and chuchotage (whispered) interpreting and company visits, as well as how to manage complex technical professional projects. In addition to providing a wealth of technical skills, these activities aim to deepen your understanding of the intercultural and interlinguistic dynamics in which you will find yourself working after graduation. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English, Chinese, Italian
Campus
 
Hong Kong Baptist University - Faculty of Arts
Hong Kong

The M.A. in Translation & Bilingual Communication Programme aims to provide, at the postgraduate level and with the needs of main target groups in mind, focused and vigoro ... +

The M.A. in Translation & Bilingual Communication Programme aims to provide, at the postgraduate level and with the needs of main target groups in mind, focused and vigorous training in Translation and Bilingual Communication. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
31 Mar 2020
Campus
 
University of Roehampton London
London, United Kingdom

This programme aims to address the growing demand for translators with skills in translating technical texts.

This programme aims to address the growing demand for translators with skills in translating technical texts. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

The Department of Translation at Lingnan is one of the largest in Hong Kong with some of the best translation scholars in the Chinese speaking world. It has long been recognis ... +

The Department of Translation at Lingnan is one of the largest in Hong Kong with some of the best translation scholars in the Chinese speaking world. It has long been recognised as one of the top -
Master
Full-time
18 months
English
Campus
 
Boston University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Boston, USA

Graduates of MFA in Literary Translation will be equipped with the skills, connections, and portfolio to find translation work and to pursue a wide variety of international ca ... +

Graduates of MFA in Literary Translation will be equipped with the skills, connections, and portfolio to find translation work and to pursue a wide variety of international careers, not only in literary but also in technical, legal, and humanitarian fields. They will be well qualified to work as editors in literary publishing, as many Boston University MFA and Ph.D. graduates have gone on to do. For those desiring further graduate study, the MFA provides an exceptionally strong foundation from which to begin a Ph.D. in comparative literature, language & literature, or area studies or social science field. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English, Arabic, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Persian, Spanish
Sep 2020
15 Feb 2020
Campus
 
Goldsmiths, University of London
London, United Kingdom

This course responds to the increasing need for a globalised, interconnected world for highly qualified translators who can navigate different genres of text and negotiate the ... +

This course responds to the increasing need for a globalised, interconnected world for highly qualified translators who can navigate different genres of text and negotiate the language needs of diverse audiences and industries. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom +1 More

The MA in Chinese-English Translation and Language is available if you are a first language Mandarin speaker from China, interested in an applied language career such as trans ... +

The MA in Chinese-English Translation and Language is available if you are a first language Mandarin speaker from China, interested in an applied language career such as translating and teaching English or Chinese as a foreign language. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
31 Jul 2020
Campus
 
Africa International University
Nairobi, Kenya

This is a 2-year program that provides for the professional development needs of practicing translators, translation project leaders, and translation consultants involved in t ... +

This is a 2-year program that provides for the professional development needs of practicing translators, translation project leaders, and translation consultants involved in the translation of the Bible and related material. It integrates training in Biblical languages, exegesis, translation principles, consulting, translation project management, and areas of linguistics directly relevant to Bible translation. -
MA
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Surrey
Guildford, United Kingdom

This is one of the longest-running MA Translation courses in the world. Incorporating over 30 years of experience in translator education, our internationally recognised cours ... +

This is one of the longest-running MA Translation courses in the world. Incorporating over 30 years of experience in translator education, our internationally recognised course focuses on professional translation, preparing you for a career in the language services industry. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Oct 2020
20 Jul 2020
Campus
 
Université de Lorraine
Nancy, France

The European Master in Lexicography (EMLex) is an international Master’s degree program (120 ECTS) that has been offered since 2009. Since 2016 the EMLex can be concluded with ... +

The European Master in Lexicography (EMLex) is an international Master’s degree program (120 ECTS) that has been offered since 2009. Since 2016 the EMLex can be concluded with an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree. It includes a joint summer semester abroad for all students. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2020
15 Apr 2020
Campus
 
Universitat de Vic
Barcelona, Spain

The Master in Specialized Translation is an interuniversity degree coordinated by the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia in which the University San Jorge (Za ... +

The Master in Specialized Translation is an interuniversity degree coordinated by the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia in which the University San Jorge (Zaragoza) participates. It is the update of the Specialized Translation program offered by the University of Vic between 2007 and 2013, and aims to train professionals and scholars in the areas that generate more demand within the translation sector. -
Master
Part-time
Spanish, English, Catalan
Online
 
University of Malta
Valletta, Malta

The course aims at offering a theoretical and practical background based on the current global translation market demands. It offers a main core study program combined with a ... +

The course aims at offering a theoretical and practical background based on the current global translation market demands. It offers a main core study program combined with a specialization stream. -
Master
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Campus