Welcome to Master in Translation Studies!

Undertake a learning journey in translation that is key to the circulation of knowledge, literature and information across the planet. In our multicultural and multilingual academic community — ideally set in Toronto, the most diverse city in the world, — you’ll collaborate with dynamic professors who are experts in many languages and various research areas, including literary translation and reception, translation theories, political texts and ideology, crowd sourced translation, ethics in Translation and Interpreting studies, space and mobility, epistemologies of communication, visual arts, communication policy and surveillance. Whether you want to increase your specialization or pursue advanced studies in the growing academic field of translation studies, you will earn skills to set you apart in the workplace. 

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Skills You'll Learn

  • Learning and improving research practices 
  • Working independently and collaboratively with people from different disciplines and cultures 
  • Becoming an independent thinker 
  • Applying research findings to translation practice and professional settings 
  • Developing the best practices of oral and written communications  


As a Master in Translation Studies graduate, you are well-equipped to become a leader and changemaker. You can choose to pursue grad studies or obtain additional qualifications. Here are a few examples of possible career paths:  

  • Translation in the public and private sectors 
  • Management 
  • Teaching 
  • School or university administration 
  • Research 
  • Law 
  • Community interpreting 
  • Intercultural communication 

Visit the Career Centre for more career options in Translation Studies. 

Hands-On Experiences

Apply the concepts and theories you’re studying to real world challenges. Engage in guided practical experiences in the classroom, workplace, community and abroad. These are some opportunities for Master in Translation Studies students. 

  • Attend the School of Translation’s monthly conference series to hear about translation projects and research 
  • Volunteer at the annual Glendon Graduate Conference in Translation Studies  
  • Participate in research activities (writing workshops, research meetings, collaborative projects with the language industry, etc.) 

Admission Requirements

The Master in Translation Studies is open to students who have completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Translation or another discipline who have some experience in translation and / or interpreting. All applicants except graduates from Canadian translation programs must write and pass an entrance examination in English.  

Check out the full requirements and the details on our Qualifying program.

Student Supports & Programs

Glendon Campus prides itself on being a supportive community that goes the extra mile to ensure you get the help you need. See some of the resources Translation Studies students use the most. 

Meet Your Professors

You’ll learn from and get to know approachable professors, who are prominent members of the international translation studies community and actively working and researching in the field. 

Nelida Chan

Miriam Compagnoni

Valérie Florentin

Lorraine Janelle

Brian Mossop

Dominique Picouet

Salah Basalamah

Elena Basile

Hélène Buzelin

Marco Fiola

Marta Marín-Dòmine

Joshua Price

Sherry Simon

Adriana Şerban

Sehnaz Tahir Gürçaglar

Xiaoping Song

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