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Legal Translation аnd Interpreting
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Legal Translation аnd Interpreting

People's Friendship University
Moscow, Russia
Full-time
€3,730.00/year
447 Points
Duration
2 Years
Language
English
Start date
Sep 2021

Program Description

The program graduates hold the degree of Master of Arts in Linguistics with specialization in Legal Translation and Interpreting (further -MALTI). The mentioned specialization meets the demands of the international job market. Currently, there is an increasing need for professionals who can provide quality translation and interpretation in administrative and legal areas among representatives of different countries, cultures, and speakers of different languages.

Productive interaction with multilingual parties to meet their societal and corporate needs, in line with requirements of judicial and law enforcement agencies, other structures in the system of state power and governance is one of the top priorities regarding fundamental human rights.

Entry Requirements

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Education
Bachelor's Degree
6
or
Degree from Greek State Technical Insitute TEI (Ptychio)
6
English Level
IELTS
5
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the Degree Certificate/Diploma
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Medical Booklet Copy (First Page)
Detailed Transcript
Student Visa
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Notes:

Additional Required Documents:

  • A copy of the medical certificate on the absence of contraindications for studying in the Russian Federation and on the absence of HIV and AIDS.
  • Photo.

Other Optional Documents:

  • For example, confirmation of victory in international Olympiads or professional competitions.

Important Information:

  • Personal portfolio of talented applicants will be taken into account. The portfolio is considered according to the following criteria:
  1. average academic grade at the previous level of education, including grades in specialized subjects (max — 45 points)
  2. achievements in educational and social activities, certificates, diplomas, etc. (max — 5 points)
  3. certificate of a foreign language proficiency (5 points)
  4. applicant status based on the results of participation in competitions / Olympiads for foreign citizens (winner — 15 points, prize-winner — 10 points)
  5. recommendations (or other similar documents) from public organizations, associations, Russian missions abroad, foreign diplomatic missions, faculties of RUDN University, etc. (5 points)
  6. volunteer activity (5 points)
  7. position of the university whose document on education the candidate provides upon admission, in the world rankings (10 points)
  8. letter of motivation (10 points)

Curriculum

Academic Process

The MALTI program is taught in English.

The possible working languages pairs include English/Russian/French/ Spanish/ German. Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean can be offered upon students' choice. These languages are taught by native speakers.

Students gain knowledge of language theory and learn specifics of language use in institutional settings, develop translation and interpreting skills in legal and administrative fields, learn nuances of cross-cultural communication ethics and behavior models in societal domains under study, get familiar with computer-assisted tools for legal translation and interpreting (TRADOS, TM, etc.), practice simultaneouse interpreting in the booth.

Practice

The MALTI program students have the opportunity to select traineeship programs and summer schools in Austria, Belgium, China, France, Spain, South Korea, the UK.

Graduate students can do final internship programs on translation and interpreting at Moscow-based government and corporate institutions.

Careers

Graduates of the program have multidisciplinary competences to manage language, law and governance issues within:

  • multilingual administrative and legal divisions of government
  • public and commercial institutions
  • law firms and international companies

Currently, internationally acknowledged employers of the program graduates include:

  • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
  • Bionorica pharmaceuticals
  • Russian Railways, etc.
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