Master of Arts in Translation Studies
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Master of Arts in Translation Studies

A two-year program designed to train highly skilled translators.

Hamad Bin Khalifa University

 

The MA in Translation Studies (MATS) is a two-year program designed to train highly skilled translators in the areas of business and commerce, science and technology, literary translation, and translation of media texts, as well as translation for international organizations. 

The acquisition of practical translation competence is complemented by advanced training in the use of translation technology and work placement experience. A theoretical component encourages sophisticated intellectual enquiry, thus equipping students with a sound foundation for professional work and doctoral study in the field of translation studies. 

In May of 2014, the program officially obtained validation from the University of Geneva, earning it the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (FTI) Quality Label from the University of Geneva. 

Graduates of the program are equipped to:

  • Work as in-house translators in various sectors (media, industry, tourism, advertising, insurance, banks, research institutions, public administration), as well as international organizations (e.g. United Nations agencies)
  • Specialize as editors, revisers, terminologists or translation project managers. 
  • Start their own businesses as translation agencies or take the competitive examination to become sworn (certified) translators working for the courts of justice in Qatar.
  • Pursue careers in teaching or opt for advanced research at PhD level.

 

Outline for the Master of Arts in Translation Studies Program (MATS)

 

Semester 1 (12 Credits) Semester 2 (12 Credits) Semester 3 (12 Credits) Semester 4 (6 Credits)
Semester 1 (12 Credits) : Introduction to TS Semester 2 (12 Credits) : C. Trends in AVT Semester 3 (12 Credits) : Internship Semester 4 (6 Credits) : Thesis Seminar
Semester 1 (12 Credits) : Research Methods Semester 2 (12 Credits) : Specialized Translation Semester 3 (12 Credits) : Advanced Research Semester 4 (6 Credits) : Thesis
Semester 1 (12 Credits) : Pragmatic Translation Semester 2 (12 Credits) : Translation Technologies Semester 3 (12 Credits) : Elective Semester 4 (6 Credits) :
Semester 1 (12 Credits) : Arabic Stylistics Semester 2 (12 Credits) : Elective Semester 3 (12 Credits) : Elective Semester 4 (6 Credits) :

Semester 1 (12 Credits) Semester 2 (6 Credits) Semester 3 (6 Credits) Semester 4 (6 Credits) Semester 5 (6 Credits) Semester 6 (6 Credits)
Semester 1 (12 Credits) : Introduction to TS Semester 2 (6 Credits) : C.Trends in TS Semester 3 (6 Credits) : Elective Semester 4 (6 Credits) : Translation Technologies Semester 5 (6 Credits) : Internship Semester 6 (6 Credits) : Thesis Seminar
Semester 1 (12 Credits) : Research Methods Semester 2 (6 Credits) : Specialized Translation Semester 3 (6 Credits) : Advanced Research Semester 4 (6 Credits) : Elective Semester 5 (6 Credits) : Elective Semester 6 (6 Credits) : Thesis
Semester 1 (12 Credits) : Pragmatic Translation Semester 2 (6 Credits) : Semester 3 (6 Credits) : Semester 4 (6 Credits) : Semester 5 (6 Credits) : Semester 6 (6 Credits) :
Semester 1 (12 Credits) : Arabic Stylistics Semester 2 (6 Credits) : Semester 3 (6 Credits) : Semester 4 (6 Credits) : Semester 5 (6 Credits) : Semester 6 (6 Credits) :

Structure:

  • A two-year full-time program or a three-year part-time program that requires 42 credits with 8 required courses, 3 electives, an internship and a thesis.  
  • All courses are conducted face-to-face and are classroom based. They are taught in English and take place at HBKU in Doha, Qatar.

Curriculum:

A 42-credit program, taught in English over two years, which includes:

  • Core Courses

  • Elective courses

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