Master’s Degree in Translation for International Comunication (MTCI)
The first edition of the Master’s Degree in Translation for International Communication (MTCI, in its Spanish acronym) of the University of Vigo was launched during the 2013-2014 academic year. This specialized, blended learning post-graduate degree aims to provide the students with a set of holistic skills that will allow them to face the thresholds of their professional future with solvency and security: http://paratraduccion.com/limiares/
The MTCI’s program is divided into three blocks:
- the first one—or Module A—is mandatory, since it provides the basic methodological tools required for the following modules.
- The second and third modules are optional. The students must choose the one that better suits their professional aims:
- Module B1 “Translation for International Communication”
- and Module B2 “Translation for International Commerce”.
As for employment opportunities, graduates from the MTCI have found jobs in a wide array of companies, both inside and outside the Galician community. The most common profiles are: a) Translators and Interpreters for international commerce: Imports/Exports Managers for national or international companies, Exterior Commerce Technicians, Development Analysis Manager; and b) Translators and Interpreters for audiovisual and multimedia communication, as well as for intercultural, multicultural and transcultural mediation in the health, education and law sectors. The MTC also provides tools for students who are interested in research, so they may continue their studies by pursuing a PhD.
As for quality indicators, the last report of the “Axencia para a Calidade do Sistema Universitario de Galicia” (Agency for the Quality of the Galician University System, or ACSUG, in its Spanish acronym) offered highly positive reviews, noting the “high demand for enrollment, which has always met the minimum required and is in constant rise” and highlighting its 0% dropout rate. Additionally, the rankings of the University of Vigo itself place the MTCI in first place in the department of Humanities and 6th out of 63 overall.