Our Master of Arts in English/Arabic/English Translation and Interpreting (MATI) degree is known throughout the region for its excellent reputation.
Responding to the important role intercultural communication plays in international encounters these days and the ever-growing impact of the Arab region on world affairs, our program equips graduates with highly specialized translation and interpreting skills in English and Arabic. We place the diverse range of skills required for translation and interpreting within a general theoretical framework, which provides our students with the tools to identify, analyse and resolve problems and develop a reflective approach to translation and interpreting.
Our program also provides students with advanced training in translation and interpreting techniques as well as in terminology management, machine translation (MT), translation memory (TM), and language engineering areas most relevant to the world of translators and interpreters in today's complex and dynamic web of communication.
We ensure that our graduates are able to successfully demonstrate competence in translation and interpreting into and out of English and Arabic, as well as demonstrate the ability to reflect upon and use relevant theories in the production and assessment of translation and interpreting tasks. They are also able to work as sought-after translators and interpreters in diverse fields such as international relations, business, science, law and journalism.
We encourage you to see for yourself why our MATI program is one of the best graduate programs of its kind in the region!
Through our diverse range of courses, we aim to bring the rich culture and heritage of Arabia to our students.
Our mission at the Department of Arabic and Translation Studies is to cultivate our students' knowledge and understanding of Arabic language and literature, Arab and Islamic studies, and Arabic/English translation and intercultural studies with the aim of preparing our graduates for academic and professional success.
For Arabic language and literature (including comparative literature) and Arab and Islamic studies, our students acquire the necessary linguistic, literary, historical and cultural knowledge of Arabic and associated cultural contexts and develop the ability to reflect critically on these areas. In our Arabic/English translation and intercultural studies, students acquire the knowledge of and the tools for the use of the two languages effectively in a variety of media, genres and contexts that pertain to translation as intercultural communication.
We currently offer minor programs in Arabic language and literature and in translation and also house the well-known graduate program in Arabic/English/Arabic translation and interpreting.