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Phone: +386 2 22 93 840
E-mail: ff@um.si

The Department of Translation Studies researches mainly in the field of contemporary translation theories in particular interpreting and cognitive theories, while our teaching staff are also established experts in literary translation theory and practice. The third research focus is the development of technical terminology translation, especially in the fields of humanities, law, tourism and engineering.

Our department currently offers three undergraduate Bologna study programs (BA - 6 semesters):

Our highly-qualified teaching teaching staff, who are all established experts, employ the most up-to-date teaching methods in their courses on language, literature and culture. They also work closely with many foreign universities and European Union institutes (the EU commission and its support services: DG SCIC- Directorate General for Interpretation and Conferences, DGT-Directorate General for Translation. The skills and competences acquired will enable you to:

  • work with your mother and foreign language/languages according to the most contemporary contrastive methods of language teaching and with intensive training in communicative capabilities
  • work in a humanities-based profession, in the field of language and literature, with the focus on the use of foreign languages for professional needs
  • use foreign languages within business and other sectors
  • work in a position that demands a high level of language knowledge, such as language teacher, tour guide, editor, reporter, critic; you can also find employment in libraries, museums, galleries and other institutions where linguistic and cultural skills are required.

Since the 2011/2012 academic year, we have been offering the following single-subject Master's program (MA 4 semesters):

The programme provides students with the knowledge and skills recommended by the EU translation and interpretation services, which are comparable with the related programmes of other universities at home and abroad. Upon completion, students are awarded a degree and the academic title of Master of Translation or Master of Interpretation, with the particular field of study specified.