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School of Translation and Interpretation

MailMSU, School of Translation and Interpretation, Russia, 119991, Moscow, GSP-1, Leninskiye Gory, 1-51, 1 Humanities Building
Telephone+7 (495) 939-33-48
Fax+7 (495) 939-33-48

Dean: Prof. Nikolai K. Garbovsky

The School of Translation and Interpretation was established in accordance with the decision of MSU Academic Council in October 2004.

We train professional translators and interpreters as well as specialists in the field of translation studies to work in Russia and abroad, for top international organizations, non- governmental organizations and transnational corporations.

Our curriculum allows our students to receive profound theoretical knowledge of the history and theory of translation, the history and culture of Russia and the countries whose languages they study, the basics of international law, economic and political relations; they also acquire professional skills of translating and interpreting from Russian into a foreign language and vice versa.

We train interpreters and translators in the following pairs of languages: Russian-English, Russian-German, Russian-French, Russian-Spanish, Russian-Chinese. Non Russian-speaking international students are taught translation/ interpreting in the respective pairs the Native Language – Russian.

The instruction is based on the experience of the best Russian and international schools of translation and interpretation, our main goal is to ensure that our graduates are able to meet any professional challenges at a high level of responsibility.

The curriculum includes compulsory courses of consecutive and simultaneous interpretation, courses of scientific and technical translation ; there are also courses of movie and video translation.

Our classes are conducted by MSU professors, highly–experienced specialists in the field from other Moscow educational institutions.

We collaborate with schools of interpretation and translation from the universities of Russia, Austria, Belgium, Greece, Canada, USA, France, Italy, Poland and other countries, we also have links with international organizations and major translation companies, as well as with the Russian Union of Translators and Interpreters. Our professional links allow us to assist our graduates seeking jobs. We also organize field placements and externships for our brightest students who gain practical experience in translation companies and at international congresses and conferences; they also work compiling dictionaries and terminological databases.

The School of Translation and Interpretation offers a variety of degree programs.

The 4-year full-time Bachelor’s Degree program “Linguistics” leads to BA in Linguistics.

The 2-year full-time Master’s Degree program leads to MA in Linguistics; only Specialists’s or Bachelor’s degree holders are to apply for enrollment.

Our graduates inclined to scholarly research are encouraged to go on to post-graduate school doing research in the theory, history or methodology of translation, comparative linguistics and culture studies , leading to Candidate of Philology or Doctor of Philology degree.

Applying in 2020