Translation Studies

Have you always had a talent for languages and found it easy to learn, comprehend and use different languages in your day to day life? Do you have a passion for language and want to pursue a future career using your knowledge of a foreign language? Offered on the Glendon Campus, a major in Translation Studies will allow you to develop skills necessary to translate the intricacies of language without losing meaning and emphasis, and conveying the author’s intended thoughts. You can follow bilingual or trilingual options as part of the International Bachelor of Arts as you take advantage of small class sizes and focus on one-on-one teaching.

Career Options in Translation Studies

Below is a sample list of some future choices to explore following studies in Translation Studies. This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers a Translation Studies degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Translation Studies than others.

  • Author
  • Archivist
  • Blogger
  • Corporate Recruiter
  • Diplomat
  • Entrepreneur
  • Freelance Writer
  • Foreign Service Worker
  • Health Policy Advisor
  • Historian
  • Historical Site Coordinator
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • International Development Worker
  • Interpreter
  • Journalist
  • Labour Relations Representative
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Aide
  • Lobbyist
  • Media Correspondent
  • Non-Profit Organization Director
  • Politician
  • Professor
  • Project Coordinator
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Public Policy Advisor
  • Publisher
  • Social Service Worker
  • Speech Writer
  • Teacher
  • Translator
  • UN Representative

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.