The MTS is a full-time Master's Degree. The primary language of instruction is English. Successful completion of the program requires a high level of language competence and personal commitment.
The Program consists of 45 credit hours. It spans four semesters and covers 12 three-credit courses (ie 36 contact hours) and requires the completion of an original thesis (9 credits). Within two years, students are required to complete four core courses, four technical core courses and four technical elective courses.
In addition, the students have to produce an original thesis based on a community-service project.
The first semester is composed of core foundational courses for professional translators and interpreters. Students are introduced to the theoretical models necessary for evaluating translations of different text types. They are further familiarized with the principles of managing translation projects, and the essentials of conducting research in the fields of translation and interpreting with a focus on the current areas of research.
In the second and third semesters, MTS courses are directed towards the practice of professional translation in fields that range from business, medicine and science, to law, media, and literature. Students have the option to concentrate on areas of their choosing and are given three interpreting courses.
In the fourth and final semester, students are expected to produce an original thesis on a contemporary topic in the field of translation studies. Students are advised to link their research plans to a community service project.