The School of Translation and Interpretation offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Masters of arts in translation studies (MA), Master in Conference Interpreting (MCI) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in translation studies.
The master's program in Translation is intended to develop research capability in various fields of translation, as well as to provide advanced training in areas such as terminology, computerized translation or translation teaching. It is desirable that students have practical experience in translation before entering the program.
This program consists of compulsory and optional seminars and courses, followed by a basic or applied research requirement. It may be undertaken full-time or part-time.
Not all seminars and courses are offered every year. Students will be notified at registration of which ones are available during the current year.
The primary objective of the doctoral program in translation studies is to produce qualified scholars in the field for academic teaching and research.
The doctoral program will focus on:
Theories, history and pedagogy of translation as inter-lingual and intercultural communication.
Lexicology, terminology, and technologies as applied to translation.
Since translation is interdisciplinary, the doctoral program may collaborate with disciplines in other units such as Law, English, Canadian Studies, French, Modern Languages and Literatures, Linguistics, Philosophy, as well as the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE). However, the administration of the program is the sole responsibility of the School of Translation and Interpretation.
This full-time program consists of four courses, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis.
The department offers a collaborative program in Canadian Studies at the PhD level. For more information on this program, see “Admission”.
Most seminars are bilingual, that is, they may be conducted in French or English. The student's research may be conducted not only on French and English, but also on a third language, subject to the conditions stipulated under "Additional Requirements".
The programs are governed by the general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS).