The Master’s in Intercultural Communication, Public Service Interpreting and Translation is unique in Spain and focuses on public service interpreting and translation from an intercultural and interlinguistic perspective. The programme, which is offered in several language combinations, incorporates studies in different specializations within public services, such as healthcare and law.
In the programme, traditional classroom learning is combined with the use of new technologies and online tools to provide specialized studies. The aim of the programme is to train future professionals in the field, preparing them to act as linguistic and cultural links between staff in medical, administrative, and educational institutions and users who are not proficient in the majority language.
The Master’s belongs to the European Master’s in Translation (EMT) network, a project of the EU Directorate-General for Translation that endorses master’s programmes based on their satisfaction of certain standards for translator education. The Master’s also forms part of a postgraduate programme in Modern Languages, Literature and Translation offered by Universidad de Alcalá’s Modern Philology Department, designed to explore professional and research avenues related to studies in Modern Languages. In particular, the Master’s in Intercultural Communication and Public Service Interpreting and Translation aims to prepare students to become cultural moderators, interpreters, and translators in languages and cultures of relevance in today’s society. Universidad de Alcalá offers students the option of continuing on to pursue a doctorate in translation and interpreting, also offered by Universidad de Alcalá (RD 99/2011). For more information, please visit Escuela de Postgrado’ s webpage.
Students in the Russian-Spanish language combination have the opportunity to earn a double degree through the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. More information. Click here to see the conditions of the agreement.
The University of Pau (Université de Pau et des Pays de L’Adour – UPPA) in France also offers a double degree for students of the French-Spanish language pair. More information. Click here to see the conditions of the agreement.
The University of Foreign Studies in Beijing (China) offers a double degree for students of the Chinese-Spanish language pair. Click here to see the conditions of the agreement.