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MA in Translation

TUTIONS FEES 850 000 (Payable in 8 intallments).


This programme prepares students to work as professional translators, terminologists and project managers, specialising in the translation of business/economic and scientific/technical and audiovisual texts (film and video subtitling, lipsync dubbing, voice over narration). Students study translation practice in small groups with a focus on professional standards, alongside core modules on translation issues. There is a wide range of options to choose from, ranging from computer-assisted translation tools to creative writing.  Apart from our two official languages (English and French), languages currently on offer (subject to demand) are: Arabic, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Chinese and sign languages, all paired with English and French.

Learning from professionals and academics in a supportive environment, our students enter a highly specialised programme, preparing them for a growing professional market as well as for the exciting research opportunities in this expanding field. Professional translators bring their real-world experience and standards into the classroom as tutors. Experienced academic staff and lecturers, mostly from the University of Yaoundé I, with excellent research records help our students develop a broad understanding of the current and future challenges of translation.  Visiting lecturers from abroad share their professional experience.


Our graduates are qualified to work as professional translators and language specialists in international organisations, in public and private companies. They can also settle as free lance translator and apply for contracts around the world through internet.


First degree in any subject and competitive exam.


This MA in translation carries a total of 120 credits ECTS/CCTS (European Credit Transfer System/CEMAC Credit Transfer System) to be completed in four semesters, with 30 credits per semester. Courses are divided in two main blocks: compulsory Courses   and elective courses.

Compulsory courses make up for about ¾ of time program and 3/4 of credits while complementary courses make up for about 1/4 of total credits.

Assessement System:

–  Continuous assessment

–  Written exam

–  End-of-semester examination

–  Presentation of Practicum Report

–  Oral exam

–  Internship


A course is passed when a student has obtained a mark ranging between 55 to 100%.  A passed course means that the credits allotted to that course has been earned.

There are no September or catch up sessions at ISTI.

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