1. THE MASTER'S DEGREE IN NEW TECHNOLOGIES APPLIED TO TRANSLATION
The Master's Degree in New Technologies Applied to Translation is is a degree from the Instituto Superior de Estudios Lingüísticos y Traducción de Sevilla (ISTRAD).
The main objective of the Master's Degree in New Technologies Applied to Translation is to offer university graduates detailed and specific training in translation and, more specifically, in the field of new technologies applied to this discipline in both the translation phase (linguistic and translation competency) and the use of the most important software tools and the application of techniques unique to audiovisual translation and multimedia products.
The master's degree is essentially of a practical nature and consists of 120 ECTS credits (60 credits per academic year), with each credit being equivalent to 25 teaching hours.
3. LANGUAGES USED
The languages used in the Master's Degree in New Technologies Applied to Translation will be the following: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Of these four languages, applicants can choose the pair they wish to work with and will be provided a specific study program for their chosen combination of languages. In any case, the working language for both onsite sessions and materials will be Spanish or English.
Studies will take place during the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years, each of which will have an academic course load of 60 ECTS credits, resulting in a total of 120 ECTS credits for the two years of the program.
La organización del Máster en Traducción y Nuevas Tecnologías: Traducción de Software y Productos Multimedia está integrada por los siguientes miembros:
Dr. Cristina Ramírez Delgado (Istrad)
Academic Committee (in alphabetical order):
Ms. Marta Chapado Sánchez (Istrad)
Ms. Inés Franco Fernández (Istrad)
Ms. Rocío Márquez Garrido (Istrad)
Dr. Cristina Ramírez Delgado (Istrad)
Ms. Inés Franco Fernández (Istrad)
Dr. Anne Bécart (Istrad)
6. DEADLINES FOR REGISTRATION
1st registration period: April 15 to May 10, 2020
2nd registration period: June 15 to July 10, 2020
3rd registration period: September 15 to October 10, 2020
You may register during any of these periods either online via the registration form found at: http://www.mastradnologias.com, or directly in the offices of the Instituto Superior de Estudios Lingüísticos y Traducción (Monday through Thursday from 9am to 2:30pm or from 3:30pm to 6pm). Once the period has ended, the students that have been accepted to the master's will be notified via email and the necessary documentation for enrolling in the master's will be sent via email.
7. REQUIREMENTS FOR ENROLLMENT
In order to complete the enrollment procedure for the Master's Degree in New Technologies Applied to Translation it is necessary:
- to complete the registration procedure during the established time period and to be accepted into the course, in accordance with the previous point.
- to hold a university degree or a certificate accrediting having completed university studies. Foreign students who hold equivalent university degrees are at no disadvantage when applying for this master's degree.
8. COURSE STRUCTURE
The Master's Degree in New Technologies Applied to Translation can be completed onsite or online
Once students have been accepted and have enrolled in the course, they will receive an email with information regarding the academic advisors assigned to each module who they can turn to for any question or problems related to the completion of the master's. Additionally, both the Academic Coordinator and support Academic Staff will be permanently available at ISTRAD for any consult (onsite, by phone or email) related to their professional work in translation or anything related to their work outside of the master's degree.
10. COURSE START DATE
Classes will begin in early October 2020 and run uninterrupted for the duration of the academic year. The specific start date will be published in late August 2020.
12. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
In order to follow the program for the master's degree it is necessary to have access to Windows as the vast majority of programs and applications available in the localization industry are set up to use this operating system.
13. STUDENTS WITH SPECIFIC NEEDS
Students with a disability will be able complete their studies the same as any other student, with the type of adaptation to studies corresponding to their particular disability. Specifically, both physical access to classes and the accessibility tools for all students, both technological and otherwise, will be available as necessary.
14. PRACTICAL PHASE
The practical phase, which consists of a total of 30 ECTS credits, will consist of two parts:
Practical Module (15 ECTS credits). To complete this module, students may choose from the following three (3) options:
- Offsite Project. Complete a practical project in the field of Translation offsite. This module must be done offsite and will take place between March and June, 2022.
- Internship. This module consists of students completing an internship in a translation agency or company, assigned by the master’s administration and based in the city and country of the student’s choosing. The internship will carry a workload of approximately 225 hours. This module must be done onsite and will take place between January and September, 2022.
- Recognition of Work Activity, prior accreditation will be required.
End of Master's Project - TFE (15 ECTS credits). To complete this module, students may choose from the following two (2) options:
- End of Master's Project. This module is based on students completing a research project in any of the topics taught throughout the master's or any other branch related to Translation and Interpretation. This option will be supervised by a research advisor (university research bodies) and will take place between December 2021 and June 2022.
- Practical Module Report. This module is based on students completing a detailed explanatory report about the activity completed for the Practical Module.
15. AWARDING OF DEGREE
Upon completing the program, the Academic Committee for the master’s will award the following personalized documents:
1. English copy of the Master’s Degree in New Technologies Applied to Translation issued by Ateneum University and its corresponding sworn translation in Spanish.
2. If completed, a detailed report reflecting the activities completed and performance review during the internship, along with the corresponding accrediting certificate for the activity.
The protocol to issue this final documentation will begin once the final corrected assignment is received. Within 15 days, students will be contacted by ISTRAD administration to begin the process.
16. ACCESS TO THE SPANISH SOCIETY OF MODERN LANGUAGES ASSOCIATION
All master's degree students will be offered the opportunity to become members of the Spanish Society of Modern Languages Association (SELM) (www.lenguasmodernas.com) with a free Professional Profile for the duration of their two years of study, until 30 September 2020. Professional Profile members of the association will have access to the following features: 1) access to updated job offers in Translation, Interpretation and Modern Language Teaching, 2) a monthly newsletter with interviews with professionals and companies in the field, news about the latest publications and conferences being held, 3) access to a large number of electronic resources, links to glossaries and other links organized by language combination and subject matter, 4) circulation of CV and presence in our database of professionals, 5) access to free webinars, training lessons and other activities organized by the association.
17. PREPARATION FOR THE SWORN TRANSLATOR-INTERPRETER EXAM
During their studies, registered students will have the opportunity to participate in one (1) of the four training courses offered by ISTRAD in preparation for the Sworn Interpreter exam administered by the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MAEC).
This additional course is completely voluntary and optional and will be completed online within a year from gaining access to the first lesson. Students enrolled in the master’s program will pay 75 euros, 25% of the total cost of the course, for platform maintenance.
If, once the scheduled deadline is reached, the student needs an extended period of time, he or she may request an extension of six additional months provided that the student supplies justification and receives assessment from the Academic Committee.
18. REFUND POLICY
If a banking or administrative error occurs when making a payment, either the initial payment or any of the following installments, students may request a refund at any time within the ten days following making the payment. The payment will then be refunded without the need for any additional paperwork.
19. REGISTRATION FEES AND PAYMENT
The total cost of the master’s is 3000 euros. However, in its session on June 21, 2017, the Academic Committee decided to grant economic support totaling 600 euros to help students cover the costs associated with travel to Poland to present the final project. As a result, the definitive total cost of studies for the 2019-2020/2020-2021 edition is 2400 euros. This amount can be paid all at once or in four installments in the following way:
|Enrollment in program||600 euros|
|May 2021||600 euros|
|November 2021||600 euros|
|May 2022||600 euros|
20. EXTENDING STUDIES
Those students who for work, professional or personal reasons require an extra time to finish their studies may request an extension period. The fee for this extension period will correspond to one additional payment installment per additional semester that you require. In September 2022, we will contact all students that may need this year-long extension in order for them to complete the application by the end of September 2022.
21. PROFESSIONAL ORIENTATION COURSE
Once the master's degree has been completed, students will have the opportunity to attend a course which will begin immediately after studies. The course will be offered both online and on-site with a duration of fifty (50) hours, where students will receive guidance on how to begin their professional career. The course will be adapted to the current legal and labor situation of the country or the cultural environment in which the student finds themselves. This additional course is completely voluntary and optional and will be completed online within a year from gaining access to the first lesson. Students enrolled in the master’s program will pay 75 euros, 25% of the total cost of the course, for platform maintenance. Students will also have one year to complete the course with the possibility of requesting a 6-month extension.
22. CONSULTATION TIMES
The consultation times for the two academic years of study will be Monday through Thursday from 9am to 2:30pm and 3:30pm to 6pm and Friday from 9am to 1:30pm onsite at the offices of the Instituto Superior de Estudios Lingüisticos y Traducción or by calling +34 954 61 98 04. Both administrative and academic queries will be dealt with during this time. Students can also send queries to the following addresses at any time:
email@example.com (direction, coordination and admin.)
firstname.lastname@example.org (technical and IT assistance)
23. INFORMATIONAL BROCHURE
The Master's administration will publish these guidelines in an explanatory brochure and poster in June, 2020.