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Linguistics: Translation

This is a specialization within the MA Linguistics.

Please note that this is a provisional list of courses

Students take the following obligatory courses:

Course 1: Advanced Translation (5 EC)
Course 2: Translation Studies (5 EC)
Course 3: The Translator’s Tools (5 EC)
Course 4: Thesis Seminar and Thesis (5 EC + 15 EC)
Course 5: Work Placement / Research Internship (10 EC)

In addition, students choose 2 specialized courses from the following:
Course 6 (10 EC) and 7 (5 EC): Multimodal Translation (10 EC) or Subtitling in Theory and Practice (5 EC) or Legal Translation I (10 EC) or Legal Translation II (5 EC) or any course offered within the MA Linguistics or a course on a linguistics subject taught in another MA. Courses on a linguistics subject taught in another MA are subject to approval by the Board of Examiners.

Please contact the specialization coordinator for more information on eligibility for registration in the Register of Sworn Interpreters and Translators.

Students who need to complete the programme and started in a previous academic year are eligible to follow the old programme under the transitional provisions (Du: overgangsregeling) set out in the education and examination regulations (Du: Onderwijs- en Examenreglement, OER). They need to contact the coordinator of studies, Else van Dijk and need to get their adjusted programme approved by the Board of Examiners.

Provisional list of courses

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Semester 1: Obligatory courses

Advanced Translation 5
Translation Studies 5
The Translator’s Tools 5
MA Thesis Linguistics including seminar I 5

Elective: select 1 course from the list below:

Legal Translation 1 10
Multimodal Translation 10

Semester 2: Obligatory course

Workplacement 10
MA Thesis Linguistics including seminar II 15

Elective: select 1 course from the list below:

Legal Translation 2 5
Subtitling in Theory and Practice 5
Individual Project 10