Learning outcomes

Language proficiency and translation competence

1. The Master has command of standard Dutch at mother tongue level or C2-level (reading, listening, writing and speaking) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. He/she has command of the B-language and the C-language (with the exception of Chinese) at C2-level for reading and listening, at C1-level for writing and speaking. The student taking Chinese, has command of this language at C1-level. The master uses this advanced contrastive language knowledge adequately in the translation process.

2. The Master can translate general and specialised texts from the B-language and the C-language into Dutch and vice versa conform a set translation assignment (deadline, specifications, etc.), whereby he/she efficiently uses electronical and technological instruments.

3. The Master knows the structure of and the developments within the translation market and can professionally initiate, negotiate and execute complex translation assignments with a client in accordance with the deontological codes. He/she can revise translations at a professional level and can autonomously compose and manage domain-specific terminologies.

Culture and intercultural communication

4. The Master has advanced knowledge of the history and current affairs (social, political, institutional and cultural structures) of the countries where the studied languages are spoken.

5. The Master knows the main theories and principles on intercultural communication and is aware of the developments in the international community so as to act and reflect from an open global vision.

6. The Master critically uses this knowledge in the translation process.

Academic skills

7. The Master has a translation-scientific frame of reference which enables him/her to academically and critically reflect on translation. He/she knows the relevant developments in the translation discipline, can form an opinion about it and critically place this in a broad social and intercultural context.

8. The Master can independently conceive, plan and execute research on a limited scale within the translation discipline at the level of a junior researcher. He/she can report academically in Dutch and at least one foreign language on it and communicate about it with laymen and peers.

Learning skills

9. The Master can plan, direct, execute and evaluate a translation process independently and in a team whereby he/she can justify and evaluate his/her contribution and choices. The master can function effectively as a translator in a multidisciplinary and international environment.

10. The Master has the skills and the attitude to continuously keep his/her knowledge and skills up-to-date independently and in a team and to maintain and extend his/her future professional network.