Translation Studies

Translation Studies

The program offers an opportunity for language professionals and graduates in translation or in another field to engage in research in Translation Studies.

This program is designed for two categories of students:

  • those with a BA (Honours) in Translation and some experience in translation who wish to expand their knowledge and deepen their reflection on the practice
  • those with a BA (Honours) in another discipline who have practiced translation or who have developed a scholarly interest in translation (in this case, candidates must complete a preparatory program before applying)

The program offers students a full range of theoretical, conceptual and methodological tools necessary for a deeper analysis and understanding of issues related to translation.

Classes are held at Glendon, York's bilingual campus. Usually, two courses per year are delivered online. Most courses are offered in English but we also offer some courses in French.

Thesis and research work can focus on a wide range of research topics and language combinations and can be written in English or in French.

Professors in the program are prominent members of the international translation studies community.

The dynamic translation studies community at Glendon offers a variety of research-related activities throughout the year, as conferences, workshops, research meetings, etc. 

Degrees Offered


Program Length (Full-time)

2 year(s)

Program Component(s)

  • Thesis
  • OR Major research paper
  • OR Course work only

Minimum Required GPA


Fall Entry

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Deadline - Fall (All Applicants)


English Proficiency Requirement

Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB
PTE Academic76

Additional Admission Requirements

Number of Recommendation(s)

  • 3 recommendation(s)

Other Requirements

  • Applicants are required to demonstrate competence, to the satisfaction of the Admissions Committee in two languages, one of which must be English.
  • Resumé or CV
  • Statement of interest
  • For those who do not have a BA in Translation, an entrance examination is required. Contact the program for more information.

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