Translation Technology

MSc in Translation Technology
It welcomes students with languages other than those covered by the MA in Translation Studies (i.e. French, German, Irish, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese), with English as a common language.

Students on this course take modules including Software Development, Translation Technology, Localisation, Audio Visual Translation, Digital Methods in Language and Discourse and Computerised Terminology.

The MSc in Translation Technology at DCU is a member of the prestigious European Masters in Translation (EMT) Network established by the Directorate-General for Translation at the European Commission. This has established the MSc programme as one of the most prestigious in Europe. For more information see:

Lecturers on the MSc in Translation Technology at Dublin City University are internationally recognised scholars in the field of Translation Studies, many of whom have extensive connections with the translation profession and the translation industry.

The MSc in Translation Technology:
Develops a range of professional and linguistic skills appropriate to the translation profession
Equips students with the technological tools and skills required in the profession
Provides practical training in the use of translation tools and an introduction to computer programming
Introduces students to contemporary theoretical issues in Translation Studies

Subjects taught

Students on the MSc in Translation Technology take these core modules

Translation Technology
Computerised Terminology
Translation Theory
Research Methodologies
Audio Visual Translation
Digital Methods in Language and Discourse
Software Development
Optional modules may include specialised translation, Crisis Translation, and Artificial Intelligence and Information Seeking.

Students write a dissertation over the course of the summer months. Alternatively, they may opt for a three-month work placement in Ireland or abroad.

Entry requirements

For admission to the MSc in Translation Technology, successful applicants will have -
• A degree at the level of an Irish or UK Honours undergraduate degree (H2.2 or above) or equivalent, in any undergraduate discipline.
• Applicants must have knowledge of a second language (no restrictions apply as to which language).
• Applicants with appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may also be considered. This includes discipline-specific knowledge and know-how; transferable skills; basic research competency; personal effectiveness.
• International candidates, who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language.

Application dates

Application Deadlines
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until the following dates:

Closing date for non EU applicants is 1st July 2024
Closing date for EU applicants is 31st July 2024
Note applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of studying at DCU, are advised to apply as early as possible.

All entry requirements should be met before the commencement of the programme.

Application Queries
For EU applicant queries, please visit or email

For non EU applicant queries, please visit or email

To apply for this programme:
All Applicants must apply through DCU's Student Application Portal - view Application Weblink above

Provide Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation, if applicable.

If applicable, provide evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements. Please see link


1 year full-time.

Enrolment dates

The programme commences in September 2024

Post Course Info

Graduates from the MSc in Translation Technology will have an excellent knowledge and understanding of technologies relating to the translation profession, making them highly sought after by employers

Graduates from the MSc in Translation Technology can become professional translators, working in the translation departments of large companies or on a freelance basis for agencies or for direct clients.

Graduates may also be eligible for the competitive examinations leading to employment in the Translation Divisions of EU Institutions or other international organizations. For more information on translating for Europe see:

For information on the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union see:

Some graduates may wish to continue their studies to doctoral level at DCU or elsewhere. For more information on continuing research in the area of Translation Studies see Research in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS):

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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