(Option A) Course-based (professional): focus on developing the competencies you need to work as a professional translator in Canada’s two official languages. No thesis requirement. The professional option program is accredited by the Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec (OTTIAQ), meaning you’ll graduate with a valuable credential and a bright professional future. You’ll also be well-placed to continue your studies at the doctoral level.
(Option B) Research-based: your thesis will look at the theory behind or history of a body of translated texts, or it may take the form of a literary translation, accompanied by critical analysis. You’ll work with French, plus English or another language.
Statement of Purpose, no longer than 2 pages, outlining your educational background and experience, as well as your goals in the program, written in English or in French, depending of the option you will follow (Professional - Option A only)
Transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended
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