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  1. Professional Master’s Degree in Translation, Interpreter, Translator (DU)

    The aim of the programme is; - to prepare highly qualified specialists, who are able to work as professional translators and interpreters in the state, local and EU institutions, in companies, joint ventures, firms, translation bureaus, in sport, culture and other organizations, in the spheres of information, science and technologies, where the services of highly qualified translators and interpreters are required. In the frames of the programme theoretical and professional knowledge as well as practical skills in translating texts of various fields (economic, legal, scientific, technical, publicistic) from / into two foreign languages are acquired; - theoretical knowledge and practical skills in interpretation, using the latest information and communication technologies, are developed; - the skills of applying terminology of the relevant areas, as well as the skills of arranging and editing the written translation professionally, are cultivated; - the independent research in translation theory and practice is done; - the specific skills, which are necessary for a job of a professional translator and interpreter (to respect the employer’s requests, - to be responsible for the accuracy and correctness of the personal performance, - to identify the most current trends in the sphere of translation) are acquired during the qualification practice. Competences:1. Basic knowledge of: 1.1. interpreting theories. 1.2. information management; 1.3. communication psychology; 1.4. knowledge about economic, politic ...

    Awarding body- University of Daugavpils

    Category: Qualifications Location: Latvia
  2. Professional Master Degree in Technical Translation (RTU)

    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 th ...

    Awarding body- Riga Technical University

    Category: Qualifications Location: Latvia
  3. Professional Master Degree in Technical Translation, Technical Translator- Desk Officer (RTU)

    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 ...

    Awarding body- Riga Technical University

    Category: Qualifications Location: Latvia
  4. Professional Master’s Degree in Intercultural Relations, Intercultural Relations Manager (DU)

    The programme is: - aimed at providing students with an opportunity to acquire comprehensive theoretical knowledge and high quality research experience and practical competence in the sphere of intercultural relations, preparing students for further academic and professional activity. Within the study programme, systemic knowledge on the theoretical and practical aspects of intercultural communication have been acquired, understanding of peculiarities of different cultures, a notion of contemporary Latvian and foreign culture media and other means of public information analysis in intercultural sphere have been developed; - skills of performing activities of internal and external culture communication in enterprises related to intercultural relations have been developed; - skills of prognosticating, coordinating, and eliminating situations of intercultural crisis have been cultivated, experience in planning, organizing, and assessing intercultural events and projects has been gained. ...

    Awarding body- University of Daugavpils

    Category: Qualifications Location: Latvia
  5. Professional Master Degree in Written Translation, Translator (LU)

    - to master the concepts of translation studies and to acquire the skills of different text type translation; - to perfect one’s native language skills; - to acquire the terminography skills in translation profession; - to complete practice of translation under the guidance of an experienced translator and an internship at a translation agency, public or private institution (39 ECTS); - to write MA Paper about issues of translation (30 ECTS) ; - to learn and apply the standards of profession and professional ethics. The goal of the master's programme in translation is to train highly qualified translators that will be experts in establishing intercultural communication, will professionally meet current market demands and will be able to adapt to the future needs of the translation market. Results: Holders of master’s degrees will have a high level of competence in translating various types of texts either from two foreign languages (passive), or from one foreign language (active) and from Latvian into the active foreign language in various areas such as economics, law, the natural sciences, the social sciences and electronic media. They will acquire the skills to edit and format texts for the needs of public and private institutions at the national and international levels, will be trained for work with terminology and computer-aided translation. They will have high competence in translation theory that will help them to form their own understanding of theoretical principles and apply them to their work a ...

    Awarding body- University of Latvia

    Category: Qualifications Location: Latvia
  6. Professional Master's Degree in Conference Interpreting, Interpreter (LU)

    The goal of the “Conference Interpreting” programme is to prepare highly qualified conference interpreters for the European Union and Latvian labour market. They should know at least two passive foreign languages, or one active foreign language. They are able to interpret either from English and German or French into Latvian and from Latvian into English or German or French. They are competitive, proficient in terminology and can work in the EU institutions, international organizations, Latvian state and private enterprises. The result of the studies is a highly qualified conference interpreter with profound general knowledge and proficiency in terminology, who can interpret speeches of various complexity at least from one of the main working languages of the EU (English, German, French) into Latvian and in the opposite direction (retour); or from two main working languages into Latvian, as well as: has acquired theoretical, terminological and stylistic aspects of interpreting, has excellent command of Latvian, can vary styles and registers, can create new terms in Latvian, can be flexible with the booth-mates, can find the necessary information sources and knows methods of information elicitation. Competences:1. Basic knowledge of: 1.1. interpreting theories. 1.2. information management; 1.3. communication psychology; 1.4. knowledge about economic, political, social, cultural etc. processes. 2. Understanding of: 2.1. translation science and translation methodology;   2.2. business linguistics; 2.3. diff ...

    Awarding body- University of Latvia

    Category: Qualifications Location: Latvia
  7. Professional Master’s Degree in Legal Text Translation, Qualification of Translator (VeA)

    - acquisition, broadening of theoretical knowledge in translation and terminology studies; - development of practical skills in translation of business and legal texts from English into Latvian, and/or from German into Latvian, and/or from French into Latvian (as individually indicated); - acquisition of basic knowledge in law; - completing an independent research in the field of translation studies and/or terminology, and summarizing of its results in the master’s paper that complies with scientific publication requirements. Competences:1. Basic knowledge of: 1.1. translation theories; 1.2. information management; 1.3. communication psychology; 1.4. basic knowledge of politics, economics, social and cultural processes. 2. Understanding of: 2.1. translation study and translation methodology; 2.2. business linguistics; 2.3. professional terminology in the official language and at least two foreign languages; 2.4. intercultural communication; 2.5. business basics. 3. Ability to apply knowledge of: 3.1. work languages (at least two foreign languages); 3.2. computer skills, translation software in translation process; 3.3. knowledge of quality management; 3.4. research methodology; 3.5. official language; 3.6. environmental protection; 3.7. labor protection; 3.8. employment relationship; 3.9. professional ethics and generally accepted moral norms; 3.10. basics of records management. Skills:1. To evaluate compliance of one’s professional skills and abilities with profession’s standards and international market requ ...

    Awarding bodyVentspils University College

    Category: Qualifications Location: Latvia
  8. Humanities Master's Degree in Literature Studies (LiepU)

    Objectives of the Study Program: - to provide an opportunity for students to obtain the academic education at the and Master’s Degree level, and the degree of a Master of Humanities in Writing Studies, by training the students for an independent, creative research and scientific activity, bearing an interdisciplinary character, in various spheres of writing (research and critics of writing, creative and critical writing, literary editing and publishing). Attainable Study Results: By acquiring the compulsory study courses, the students: - consolidate their comprehension with regard to the language as the basic tool of writing, and develop the skills of using a refined language; - obtain interdisciplinary research skills, consolidate the concept on the connection of the literary theory with cognate scientific disciplines, such as, philosophy, communications and other; - acquire the basic skills for exploration of the literary process. Module Literary Theory and Analyses: - the students obtain knowledge in the scientific discipline – literary theory, as well as, acquire practical skills for the analyses of fiction, by applying both, the classical text analyses, and the fundamental principles of contemporary research strategies, as well as, the principles of lingvo – stylistic analyses. Acquisition of the module Creative and Critical Writing develops the creative potential and the basic skills creative writing in various types and genres of writing, helps to comprehend the opportunities of creativeness in th ...

    Awarding body- Liepaja University

    Category: Qualifications Location: Latvia
  9. Master of Humanities in Romance studies (LU)

    - to engage in in-depth studies of Romance linguistic theories: theoretical knowledge regarding different directions of research in linguistics, particular branches and subbranches of linguistics; - to carry out an independent work of research (20 credit points) in the chosen branch of Romance studies and compile the obtained results in a Master thesis, which must meet the requirements for a scholarly publication; - to acquire knowledge of the literature, culture, art, geography, history, society and diplomacy of the states where Romance languages are spoken; - to develop knowledge and skills necessary for teaching a foreign language; - to develop skills and competences necessary for a translator. The aim to obtain the Master degree in Romance languages and culture is to prepare highly qualified specialists in the Romance languages in the field of linguistics as well as in literature, culture and translation studies. The programme is targeted towards maintaining continuity of the research work developed in the BA programme and thus advancing the research in Romance studies in Latvia. The significance of this Master study programme is marked by it being a unique educational programme of this level and in this science field in Latvia. The tasks of the programme are: - to guide the master students learning process in order to enhance and systematize the acquired expertise in methodology, major theories and current research in literature, general and applied linguistics, culture studies and translation studies; ...

    Awarding body- University of Latvia

    Category: Qualifications Location: Latvia
  10. Master of Arts in Comparative Philology (DU)

    The programme is aimed at providing students with an opportunity of acquiring theoretical knowledge and research skills and preparing competent, - independent and creative professionals with high academic qualifications in the selected branch or sub-branch of the research sphere who are capable of producing their own research work and proceed with doctoral studies in literary science or linguistics. Within the programme the following knowledge and skills have been acquired and developed; - theoretical knowledge in literary science and linguistics and their methodology; - skills of its critical assessment and creative application in the academic work; - ability of applying literary science and linguistic competence in a wider – multicultural and multidisciplinary – context; - understanding of the unity of theory and practice in research and practical action; - skills of independent cognition and research work. ...

    Awarding body- University of Daugavpils

    Category: Qualifications Location: Latvia

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