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Translating Languages and Cultures

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: SIK223
Autumn 2020
50% Day
Period: 31 August 2020 - 2 November 2020
Comments: Please note that the entrance requirements has changed according to what was initially stated.
2 Closed GU-15759
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course provides knowledge and an understanding of what translating texts between different languages and cultures implies. You will be introduced to some of the basic concepts and theories in the field of translation studies. You will also practice analysis of translated texts on the basis of established methods within the discipline. The translator's role in and responsibility for the design of translations are also discussed as well as the function of translations in society and their importance for cultural exchange.

In the course, students specialize in their main field of study by applying different theories and methods to a material that is connected to the language studied as the main field of study.

Course Syllabus


Requirements and Selection

Requirements: The requirement for admission to the programme is a Swedish or foreign Bachelor's degree (or 180 higher education credits including an individual assignment of 15 credits at advanced level). An additional requirement is English 6 as well as 60 credits in English, French, Spanish or German, or 90 credits in Arabic or Russian, or 120 credits in Japanese or Chinese. For students with African languages as their main field of study, there are no requirements of prior knowledge in the subject. A further requirement is at least 7.5 credits at second cycle level in linguistics or general linguistics or a language subject or translation.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance


Department of Languages & Literatures
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Renströmsgatan 6

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