are the courses for?
All the courses are designed for mixed learning groups with complementary
linguistic and technical competencies. Students whose English is
better than their Spanish will be required to work in tandem with
students whose Spanish is better than their English.
do I have to know?
The face-to-face courses are designed so that non-Spanish students can further
their translation skills at the same time as they improve their
knowledge of Spanish. The Language
Service of the university offers advanced language classes
are available alongside the technical translation seminars. All
classes are taught in English. Students will
need a solid knowledge of Spanish in order to complete the learning activities.
What kind of translation technologies will I learn?
All students will learn to use translation memories and will be required to use them constantly. Some activities will require postediting of statistical-machine-translation output. Students will also learn the basics of tools for terminology management and subtitling.
What kind of computer will I need?
In principle, all students are required to work on their own laptop, which they should bring to class. Students can use a Mac, although some of the translation-memory software (Trados mainly) will not work on a Mac. Web-based alternatives to Trados can be used.
What are the admission
Masters students are required to have
completed a first university degree (BA, Licenciatura, or equivalent)
in any field and to have adequate levels in Spanish and English.
Mother-tongue competence is not required.
Where can I find
Students seeking accommodation in Tarragona are advised to contact
the university's Accommodation
the classes crowded? No. We only accept a maximum of 20 students
per program so that we can assure an individualized attention.
Will this Masters help me find a job? The Masters will add a range of key linguistic and communication skills to your repertoire, and the work placement can put you in contact with potential employers. Assistance with job searches is available at the URV Employment Office.