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Translation and Interpreting, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

The Masters of Arts in Translation, Multilingual Communication Technology and Conference Interpreting give access to doctoral studies in translation studies, multilingual information processing, conference interpreting and multilingual communication management.

The Faculty of Translation and Interpreting has a PhD programme with the following specialization:

    • Translation Studies
    • Multilingual Information Processing
    • Interpreting Studies
    • Multilingual Communication Management
Doctoral Training programme:

The FTI’s École doctorale virtuelle (EDV) is a comprehensive doctoral training programme offered through a collaborative learning portal. All FTI PhD students are invited to participate in this innoative programme based on collaborative learning and peer tutoring. 

The aim of the programme is to accompany PhD students, particularly at the beginning of their PhD or during their preparatory year, helping them become full-fledged members of the scientific community. 

The EDV offers various modules that cover the skills students are expected have at the end of their PhD, according to the Swiss and European qualifications frameworks (Dublin Descriptors) and an APEC-Deloitte study on researchers in the 21st century.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Translation and revision
  • Interpreting
  • Terminology
  • Computer-aided translation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • A motivation letter mentioning the specialization in econometrics
  • CV
  • A copy of their diplomas
  • If available, a certified copy of their bachelor and master exam transcripts
  • Two academic reference letters

Tuition Fee

  • International

    880 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 440 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    880 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 440 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Genève

  • 1925 - 2850 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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