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Admission requirements

This course is open only to students registered for the Translation specialization.


Whether you aspire to a career as a researcher or work in the field as a translator, editor, terminology specialist or project manager, learning how to integrate real-world skills with theoretical knowledge is essential for your professional career. The Translation in Theory and Practice track allows you to choose between either a work placement or a research internship.

  • During a work placement you will gain hands-on experience in a professional environment to prepare you for a position as a language professional in the broadest sense of the word.

  • A research internship will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge for a future career in translation/terminology research, for instance as a PhD student or in-house researcher.

Course objectives

  • Experience how your university training can be put into practice.

  • Introduce you to prospective employers.

  • Assist you in transitioning from university to a professional or academic work environment.


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction

  • Internship

Course Load

10 EC = 280 hours. This includes formulating learning objectives, and writing a final report.

Assessment method

The final assessment (100%) is determined by the final report in consultation with the work placement supervisor.

Reading list

Relevant materials will be posted on Brightspace to:

  • Notify students of work placement openings;

  • Notify students of available research internships;

  • Post background materials.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on the website.

Please contact the Career Service to arrange your workplacement. Before your workplacement can start, it first has to be approved by the Board of Examiners

Only students from the MA Linguistics: Translation can enroll

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable


Education Administration Office Reuvensplaats

E-mail address Education Administration Office Reuvensplaats: []

Coordinator of Studies