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Specialized Translation and Interpreting (Evening courses) (Evening Classes)

The Master’s in Specialized Translation and Interpreting (MTIE) from the Polytechnic Institute of Porto had its first edition in 2007/08, and since then, it has been developing with considerable ...

The Master’s in Specialized Translation and Interpreting (MTIE) from the Polytechnic Institute of Porto had its first edition in 2007/08, and since then, it has been developing with considerable success, reason why it obtained a 6-year accreditation from the national agency A3Es. Classes take place in technologically advanced laboratories, using the latest computer-assisted translation tools, namely automatic computer-tools, localization software and the interpreting that are most widely used in the Portuguese and in the international markets.

The curriculum taught in evening classes comprises four semesters. Its highest point is a Dissertation, a Project or a Professional Traineeship. The degree includes Interpreting (namely Remote, Liaison, Conference and Teleconference Interpreting), Translation, Localization, Subtitling, Translation Project Management, and Research Methodologies, which makes it a unique example in Portugal. The MTIE provides training in Intersemiotic, Legal and Economic translation with highly qualified teachers in English, German, French, Spanish and Russian. The MTIE students attend regularly masterclasses and conferences delivered by national and international guest speakers from the most relevant areas of the degree.

The MTIE Degree holders from ISCAP are ready for immediate integration in the labour market. They stand out with their ability to deal with specialized language from the various fields of knowledge and with the most recent translation tools. Career prospects include translation, interpreting, localization and translation project management, editing and proofreading, as well as linguistic consulting, teaching and further specialized related services. Both during their training and after graduating, Master students of Specialized Translation and Interpreting are qualified to join ISCAP’s team of translators and interpreters, and experience an intense professional activity at private and public institutions all over the country. They are also eligible for internships and traineeships at ISCAP’s various business partners.

The MTIE collaborates in translation/interpreting/subtitling projects of the whole IPP, and has traineeship protocols and professional cooperation with the Wall Street Institute, Porto’s Town Hall, Orfeu Publisher (Brussels), Open Your Business, Jaba Translations, Dokutech Translations, Portuguese Centre of Photography, COMBOS – Research, Education, Consulting, SERPI – Administration and Management Support, ANE – National and Association of Women Entrepreneurs, Vida Económica – Publishers SA, Associação Tempos Brilhantes, EDUCOACH - Education e Social Innovation. The MTIE has been considered relevant for progression in the Portuguese teaching career in basic teaching (2nd and 3rd cycles) and in high school teaching for the recruitment groups: 210, 220, 320, 330, 340, and 350.

The MTIE was unanimously admitted into the National Council for Translation. The Directorate-General for Translation of the European Commission selected the MTIE for the program Visiting Translator Scheme 2016. The MTIE was the only project considered in Portugal by this competitive European program.

Graduates will also be able to continue studies at PhD level at Universidad de Vigo, Salamanca and Santiago de Compostela, due to protocols signed with these Spanish universities. The MTIE integrates bilateral co-operation and mobility protocols with partner institutions from France, Romania, Latvia, Poland, Netherlands, Spain, Macedonia, Germany, Russia, Mozambique, Brazil, the United States of America, Turkey, and Macao, among others. The MTIE is part of the Strategic Partnership Erasmus + with “Legal Systems and Business Law in the EU: Translating and Interpreting in Diversity”, and of the RESMI – Network of Intercultural Mediation in Higher Education.

The MTIE Students benefit from all the resources and contacts from the Centre for Intercultural Studies (CEI) of ISCAP, a renowned research centre that cooperates with dozens of national and international universities. The CEI Prize “CEI – Professora Dalila Lopes” is awarded annually to the student of the MTIE with the best final dissertation/project in the field of Intercultural Studies. Throughout the years, students who hold a Masters in Specialized Translation and Interpreting from ISCAP and who have shown remarkable work and research capacities have been invited to join the teaching staff or to become junior researchers at CEI, obtaining also scholarships to become researchers under the protocol between Porto Polytechnic Institute and the bank Santander-Totta. We also point out the regular publication of essays and translations by students and graduates of the Specialized Translation and Interpreting at Polissema – ISCAP’s Journal of Letters and Humanities and at CEI’s E-Journal of Intercultural Studies.

Objectives of the MTIE Degree

The main objective of the Master’s in Specialized Translation and Interpreting is to train highly qualified translators who have all the basic technical skills that a translator-interpreter needs.

Academic objectives:

To obtain specialized linguistic knowledge and research and work methodologies in the translation area;

To be linguistically proficient in the active language (mother-tongue or cultural tongue) and in the passive languages (foreign languages);

To use correctly the pertinent computer tools to the translation process and also to the translation projects management process;

To ensure a perfect interpreting work in national and international meetings and conferences.

Scientific objectives:

To stimulate reflection on the most advanced translation and interpreting practices and methods;

To respond to translation and interpreting specific market characteristics;

To promote close co-operation between the Institute and the business community in a perspective of reciprocal advantages, including paid services;

To co-operate scientifically and technically with other similar national and international institutions.

Cultural objectives:

To develop training sessions and workshops, so that the students broaden their knowledge about the cultures of the speakers with the passive languages (foreigners) combinations they work with;

To establish the interchange between ISCAP and other national and international similar institutions to exchange experiences so that there is a bigger harmonization in curricular and methodological terms;

To stimulate students and teachers mobility within several European Union programs.

To fulfill this purpose, students must acquire skills that enable them to perform complex translation and interpreting tasks in specialized domains, namely:

General skills:

To identify and classify texts within different areas (Economic, Legal and Literary) in Portuguese and in two Foreign Languages;

To translate and interpret different types of texts;

To master different interpreting modes;

To know how to correctly use different available electronic tools at the translator-interpreter disposal;

To manage translation projects.

Specific skills:

To evaluate how important is to translate and communicate specific information;

To apply translation tools (creating databases, making glossaries, online researching about specific themes);

To choose adequate terms to different situations with basis on stylistic and cultural knowledge;

To lead research work in their areas of specialization.

All the information on the MTIE degree is available at:

Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração do Porto (ISCAP)

Rua Jaime Lopes Amorim

4465-004 S. Mamede Infesta – Portugal

Phone. + 351 229 050 000; Fax. + 351 229 025 899

E-mail: dir-curso.mtrad@iscap.ipp.pt

URL: https://www.iscap.ipp.pt/cursos/mestrado/20000267

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Número: R/A-Ef831/2011/AL01
N.º Despacho/Portaria: DESPACHO Nº 7646/2016 (2ª SÉRIE)
1º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Linguistic Rights 1st Semester 6.0
Economic Translation (English-Portuguese) 1st Semester 6.0
Elective 2 1st Semester 6.0
Intersemiotic Translation (English- Portuguese) 1st Semester 6.0
Elective 1 1st Semester 6.0
Conference Interpreting 2nd Semester 6.0
Law Translation (English-Portuguese) 2nd Semester 6.0
Video Remote Interpreting 2nd Semester 6.0
Liaison Interpreting 2nd Semester 6.0
Elective 3 2nd Semester 6.0
2º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Audio-visual translation 1st Semester 6.0
Theoretical Research Methods in Translation Studies 1st Semester 6.0
Translation Project Management 2nd Semester 6.0
Localization 2nd Semester 6.0
Dissertation/Project/Professional Practice Annual 36.0
  • • Translation
  • • Interpreting
  • • Software Localization and Web Pages
  • • Proofreading and Editing
  • • Subtitling
  • • Terminology Management,
  • • Translation Projects Management
  • • Linguistic Consulting
  • • Technical Editing
  • • Teaching career

Candidates with the following qualifications may apply (Article 17 of Decree Law 115/2013, of 7 August 2013):

a) Holders of a bachelor's degree or equivalent;

b) Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st. Cycle Studies, organized according to the

principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this process;

c) Holders of a foreign academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the degree by the

Scientific Council of the UO where they want to be admitted;

d) Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to

carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the UO where they want to be admitted.

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