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Translation Studies - Ph.D.
The Ph.D. degree in Translation Studies is a research-based program that provides advanced training in translation studies. The program focuses on translation research skills, specialized translation, computer-assisted terminology and translation, software localization and project management for the language industry. The program is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for the development of key skills in humanistic translation and translation studies.
- Master's degree in translation, a foreign language or in any other relevant discipline with prior experience or training in translation for unconditional admission
- Minimum senior-year 3.000 undergraduate GPA and/or minimum 3.500 graduate GPA for unconditional admission
- Essay or writing sample (7-10 pages) from a research paper on any aspect of translation (or a prospectus for a translation studies project)
English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 610 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
- Minimum 102 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
- Minimum 86 MELAB score
- Minimum 7.5 IELTS score
- Minimum 73 PTE score
- Minimum 110 Duolingo English Test score
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- Documents in Multilingual Contexts
- Theory of Translation and Interpreting
- Terminology and Computer Applications in Translation
- Software Localization
- Language Project Management
- Applied Linguistics and Translation Informatics
- The Language Industry
- Terminology Studies
- Translation Pedagogy
- Current Trends in Translation Studies
- Empirical Methods for Translation Studies
- Corpora in Translation
- Translation and Cognition
- Research in Translation Studies or Dissertation I
Seminar Electives, choose from the following:
- Seminar in Translation Studies
- Seminar in Translation Informatics
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Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate broad knowledge across several areas in the field of translation studies, as well as in-depth knowledge in an area of expertise.
- Demonstrate the ability to design and conduct original research.
- Critically assess translation studies literature, as well as their own empirical and theoretical findings.
- Communicate research findings effectively in written and spoken form.
- Follow ethical guidelines for work in the field.
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