Degree programme objectives

The objective is to offer a complex translation program to students interested in the study of Romance and Germanic languages. The master classes and specialized seminars offer a theoretical basis which is a starting point for the further development of translation and interpreting skills within practical training. Students reinforce their capacity of analytical thinking and problem solving as well as a critical approach of analyzed issues. Besides students refine their rhetoric and presentations skills that are particularly emphasized in contemporary society.

Besides making graduates capable of finding jobs in the translation industry, the study of the programme „Romance- and Germanic-languages translation“ enables students to develop their general textual competence regardless of the language being used. Emphasis is placed both on exact interpretation of meaning and on a comprehensive insight into pragmatical aspects of communication, empowering graduates in their professional and private lives, making them sensitive to the perspectivism in language behaviour, i.e. also to overt or hidden interests underpinning the human communication.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The objective is to offer a complex translation program to students interested in the study of Romance and Germanic languages. The master classes and specialized seminars offer a theoretical basis which is a starting point for the further development of translation and interpreting skills within practical training. Students reinforce their capacity of analytical thinking and problem solving as well as a critical approach of analyzed issues. Besides students refine their rhetoric and presentations skills that are particularly emphasized in contemporary society.

    Besides making graduates capable of finding jobs in the translation industry, the study of the programme „Romance- and Germanic-languages translation“ enables students to develop their general textual competence regardless of the language being used. Emphasis is placed both on exact interpretation of meaning and on a comprehensive insight into pragmatical aspects of communication, empowering graduates in their professional and private lives, making them sensitive to the perspectivism in language behaviour, i.e. also to overt or hidden interests underpinning the human communication.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • make use of his/her knowledge both in the Czech and foreign language (C2 level according to CEFR);
    • proof his/her capacity to excerpt specialized data and terminology and he/she has a thorough overview of the main issues within translation studies disciplines;
    • make use of necessary knowledge within the field of IT related to translations memories, corpora, etc.
    • demonstrate his/her knowledge of culture and realia in particular in Romance and Germanic speaking countries;
    • proof his/her intercultural communication skills;
    • apply knowledge from the area of so-called translatological minima, ie basic theoretical and practical knowledge associated with the translator's profession and its everyday work;
    • theoretically identify and classify the text in the professional language system and perform its analysis
    • translate texts of all sorts and choose adequate language resources
    • actively perform all common types of interpreting activities
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    The graduate of the program is equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to apply as translator and interpreter, especially from foreign language to Czech, but also as staff of national and European institutions in translation project management or editorial practice. Other opportunities are offered in areas such as government and public administration, diplomatic services, the business sphere, the cultural and artistic scene.

  • Practical Training

    Practical training is not an obligatory part of the study plan. Selected project-oriented facultative courses offer opportunities for the students to train in the practical usage of theoretical knowledge and develop further praxis-related skills.

  • Goals of Theses

    The master's thesis is a systematic elaboration of a given topic based on an individual evaluation and assessment of relevant secondary literature and other sources. It is not required to have the character of original primary research, it may be based on published titles and utilise available methods in accordance with the assignment (specific requirements are to be formulated by the supervisor). Students demonstrate the ability to independently treat the given scholarly topic using appropriate resources and competently utilising established methods; furthermore, they demonstrates the language fluency and reliable handling of form and style standards of scholarly publications; more generally, they show the ability of critical evaluation of information, an independent argumentation and presentation of the gathered knowledge.

    The minimum extent of the master's thesis is 120 000 characters (including footnotes and bibliography; the treatment of the annexes is decided individually by the supervisor).

  • Access to Further Studies

    After completion of the Master’s study programme, it is possible to continue further studies in the doctoral degree study programme in Philology offered by both workplaces. These programs include Germanic languages, Germanic literature, Romance languages, Romance literature.

Basic information

Type
Master's degree programme (following the Bachelor's one)
Profile
academic
Degree
Mgr.
Length of studies
2 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

48
number of active students

Filozofická fakulta
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