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Qualification: Professional Master Degree in Technical Translation (RTU)

Professional Master Degree in Technical Translation (RTU)

Qualification Information

Graduates of the study program are able:
- to demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding in the field of translatology;  
- to independently use theoretical concepts, methods and problem-solving skills to conduct research in the field of translatology, and perform functions at a high professional level in the field of technical translation;  
- to independently formulate and analyse critically complex scientific and Professional problems, substantiate decisions made, and, if necessary, conduct additional research;  
- to work across various disciplines (technical translation, respective technical field, culture studies, etc.);  
- to apply knowledge on translation theory and practice;  
- to ensure the accuracy of the translation, stylistic cohesion between the source and target text, adequate usage of terminology;  
- to establish linguistic and extra linguistic relationships in language use in connection with translation studies, research methods, principles and approaches;  
- to acquire skills in analyzing translation, relating semantic and pragmatic aspects of translation with translation methods;  
- to conduct scientific research and compile research reports;
- to analyse, evaluate and use research literature on translatology;  
- to apply modern technologies;  
- to do paperwork, to manage records;  
- to independently make decisions within own scope of responsibilities;  
- to evaluate the relevance of one‘s own professional competences and skills to the profession standard and the requirements of the international labour market;  
- to work according to professional ethics principles.

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Awarding body: 

- Riga Technical University

Awarding body contact info: 

Tālr.: 67089300
Fakss: 67820094
E-pasts: rtu@rtu.lv

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Access requirements: 

Higher education qualification of LQF level 6 (bachelor, professional bachelor or professional higher education qualification) in the same or compatible branch of science or professional field of higher education, as well as a certain professional experience laid down by higher education institution

Ways to acquire: 

Formal (through education programmes)