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Learning Opportunity: Translation - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Translation - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

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Education objectives: To acquire methodological instruments for research and analysis in order to develop learning, critical choice and reflective skills which allow appropriate application of the knowledge acquired to practical situations; To develop plurilinguistic communicative competence by furthering the knowledge of foreign languages, with particular emphasis on one foreign language and on the mother tongue; To acquire theoretical knowledge in the area of Translation Studies; To undertake intensive translation practice into the mother tongue and into a foreign language in specific areas of knowledge, namely technical-scientific translation, literary translation, business translation and translation for the human and social sciences; To develop professional skills and abilities in the field of Translation, whether in specialist companies or free-lance work; To develop the ability to engage in linguistic and cultural mediation of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a wide range of communicative situations; To develop competence in the application of new technologies to Translation.

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The name Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (NOVA) stands for creativity and innovation. Proud of its youth, as one of the most recent public universities within the Lisbon metropolitan area, NOVA spans through three councils: Lisboa, Almada and Oeiras. The university is thus actively involved in cooperation actions promoted by the Portuguese Government, in particular with North-American universities, such as the University of Texas at Austin (UTA), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), namely in master’s courses and doctoral and research programmes.

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities is an interdisciplinary unit with teaching and research objectives, characterized by the diversity and creativity of knowledge. The teaching and research activities at FCSH ensure a solid scientific training in different areas of Social and Human Sciences. Flexibility is a hallmark in structuring the academic path of our students, both undergraduate courses and in postgraduate courses. The development of skills in these areas allows for autonomous learning throughout life.

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6 semesters, 3 years

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Have successfully completed secondary school or have an equivalent qualification

Have completed one of the following university entrance exams (central exams prepared by the Ministry of Education and Science): German Language; or Spanish Language; or French Language; or English Language

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Applications are done through the national admission contest (concurso nacional de acesso) organized by the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES), or through special higher education contests. For more information please check DGES website (in Portuguese).

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There are some institutions in Portugal that give scholarships to international students and it is advisable that applicants confirm every year whether these grants are available and the eligibility terms: Calouste Gulbenkian FoundationFoundation for the Sciences and Technology; Fulbright CommissionInstituto CamõesLuso-American Development FoundationFundação Oriente.


1067,85 €/academic year


180 ECTS

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Universidade Nova de Lisboa
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Qualification Awarded:
Bachelor in Translation

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Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Avenida de Berna, 26-C

1069-061 Lisboa - Portugal

Tel.: +351 217 908 300

URL: www.fcsh.unl.pt

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Nova University has three residences Fraústo da Silva ResidenceAlfredo de Sousa Residence;  Lumiar Residence. Students can apply through online forms. SASNOVA provide support to students with special needs, with the goal of promoting their autonomy and inclusion in the academic environment. Both the Alfredo de Sousa Residence and Fraústo da Silva Residence have an individual room, with bathroom, especially equipped for handicapped students. The campus of Caparica in which FCT is located includes other infrastructures, such as student residences, sports fields, nursery, nursing station, bookshop, Bank agency, travel agency, convenience store, canteen, several restaurants and cafés.

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 - Sporting facilities;

 - Social Welfare Services.

There is a study centre for students in Lisbon, Ágora, near the Tagus River and not far from de Cais do Sodré railway station. This centre has study rooms, graphic design services, computers and a bar.

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