The English and Translation department in the College of Humanities at Effat University offers a graduate program leading to a Masters Degree in Translation Studies (MTS).
Effat University's Master of Science in Translation Degree is one of the few Masters degree programs in KSA. It combines training in translation and interpretation. It admits qualified graduates of translation studies programs, as well as students from other humanities and social sciences backgrounds.
The MTS program fills a current need for competent translators and interpreters in the Middle East, and will significantly contribute to the growth of the translation industry. The program is benchmarked against similar programs offered regionally and internationally.
The Master of Science in Translation course program consists of 45 credit hours and follows a typical semester plan. In the final semester, students are required to work on their professional thesis which is equivalent to nine credit hours.
Throughout your studies, you will develop the knowledge to identify existing translation and interpreting problems and propose alternative solutions, allowing to make smart and impactful contributions within your future workplace.
Key modules in semester one focus on Translation in the Field of Commerce and Medical Translation, as well as delving into the principles and ethics of interpreting. This will equip students with the know-how to make meaningful contributions within their role across various industries whilst maintaining an ethical, mindful approach at all times, particularly in potentially sensitive areas.
In your second semester, you will focus on the fundamentals of semantics and pragmatics alongside web and multimedia translation. This will provide you with further insight into translation work for various online platforms and develop the skills needed to thrive in a media-based translation role.
Semester three focuses on the fundamentals of legal translation and the crucial importance of identifying the most appropriate translation where several may exist. You will also investigate research methodology in translation studies, providing you with the core understanding and confidence to produce your own thesis.
The final semester of your Degree in Translation Studies gives you the opportunity to work independently and conduct a thesis in an area of translation that is of particular interest to you. For many students, this forms the basis of their future career path.