Does translation sound easy to you? Do you believe all you need is a good command of two languages? The Master's programme in Translation (professional) reveals that translation is a profession all its own and that you must pay attention to more than just the language. This is how you deal with the influences of the cultural and social context of a text. You gain insight into the translation process and how you can expertly solve multilingual communication problems. You can pursue a Master's degree in Translation in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish.
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Once you have been awarded your Bachelor's degree you can follow a Master’s programme to specialise even further. We still don't have any figures on students who enter the job market immediately after gaining a Bachelor’s. Many students go on to follow a Master’s programme.
Does translation sound easy to you? Do you believe all you need is a good command of two languages? The Master's programme in Translation (literary) reveals that translation is a profession all its own and that you must pay attention to more than just the language. This is how you deal with the influences of the cultural and social context of a text. You gain insight into the translation process and how you can expertly solve multilingual communication problems. You can pursue a Master's degree in Translation in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish.
What happens when multiple cultures come into contact with each other? How can conflicts be resolved based on cultural differences? How does a company communicate to an international audience?
These questions are addressed in the master Intercultural Communication. You look at communication processes in international organizations, you do research about multilingual situations and you look at the cultural environment of an organization. In addition, you specialize in one language (German, English, French, Italian, Dutch or Spanish) and you immerse yourself in this language and the associated culture.
You look at the structure of language. You investigate how language is learned and study the relationship between society and language, such as political policy concerning language, multilingualism and approaching foreign speakers. The Master's in Multilinguism and Language Acquisition offers you a choice between two specialisations. You can choose either a language-specific approach (focusing on German, English, French, Italian, Dutch or Spanish) or a general (linguistics) approach. You learn how to describe and compare languages. You will look at how children learn their native language as well as how people learn a different language.
The two-year Master's programme for education and communication in English language and culture enables you to obtain a grade-one teaching qualification in English. If you love the English language and culture and would like to work as a teacher, this programme will help you achieve your goal. You will deepen your knowledge of English language and culture on the one hand and learn how to explain these insights on the other. You will practise applying your knowledge by doing a work placement at the secondary education level.
Which branches of science are relevant to human language and how are they connected? This is the main question addressed by this two-year research programme in which your interest in language is combined with various sciences. During the two years, the Master's covers multiple topics: computer language and logic, language acquisition, language meaning, pronunciation, structure and more. You choose one subject as the main theme of your research and supplement it with other courses that interest you.
How do the writers of today listen to the developments in our society, and how do they influence society through what they write? In the Master’s programme Literature Today, you’ll study how literature contributes to people’s reflections on themselves and the community in which they live. You’ll read many different works by various authors, learn to write critically about this literature and explain your work to others.
The two-year Comparative Literary Studies research programme combines knowledge with practice-oriented literature. You’ll choose the literature which you are interested in studying. Then you’ll examine the role of literature in modern society and its influence on the changing media. The programme is aimed at highly motivated students who wish to delve deeper into the academic world. You’ll be encouraged to complete a portion of your studies abroad and gain more in-depth knowledge on a variety of academic topics.
In the English-language Research MA Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies you choose one period: Classical Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, or the Celtic Middle Ages. You will become acquainted with social, cultural, religious and intellectual developments in Europe in your chosen period. You will read the sources produced in your period and will learn to do independent research. There is a possibility of spending a semester abroad. This master takes two years to complete.