Did you know that millions of words are translated in Ottawa every week? That is why the region’s many employers are eager to host our trainees and hire our graduates. The School of Translation and Interpretation and its teaching staff are internationally recognized for excellence in both training and research. The curriculum includes practical and theoretical seminars and courses in writing, editing, terminology and computer-assisted translation, providing you with comprehensive professional training in general, specialized and technical translation. The School also offers an introductory course in interpretation, as well as translation courses into and out of Spanish, which aim to meet some of the needs generated by business globalization.

You can even graduate with a diploma as a trilingual translator. Your courses will introduce you to cutting-edge language technologies that assist language professionals in their work and will teach you to choose, use and evaluate them effectively. We also offer attractive scholarship packages and courses scheduled to help you balance work and studies. This makes studying at uOttawa a smart choice for both your education and your budget!

Thanks to our international agreements, it’s easy to spend your third year of studies abroad if you choose. Imagine the adventure of a year studying translation at world-class schools in Paris, Brussels, Geneva or Salamanca. Thanks to our international exchanges, other languages and cultures aren’t just on the page—they’re at your doorstep.

Students who already hold a university degree have the option of taking a two-year accelerated honours program.

120 units
Honours BA in French-English Translation

Honours BA in French-English Translation (Not offered for now)

60 units
Honours BA in French-English translation (2 years)

Honours BA in French-English translation (2 years)

60 units
B.A. spécialisé en traduction anglais-français

B.A. spécialisé en traduction anglais-français (non offert pour le moment)

60 units
B.A. spécialisé en traduction anglais-français (2 ans)

B.A. spécialisé en traduction anglais-français (2 ans)

120 units
Honours BA with Specialization in French--SpanishEnglish Translation

Honours BA with Specialization in French-Spanish-English Translation (Not offered for now)

60 units
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Honours BA in French-Spanish-English Translation (2 years)

30 units
Minor in Translation into English

Minor in Translation into English

30 units
Mineure en traduction vers le français

Mineure en traduction vers le français

30 units
Certificate in translation English-French

Certificate in translation English-French

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The School of Translation and Interpretation

The University of Ottawa, in the heart of the National Capital Region, was the first Canadian institution to offer professional translation courses at the university level―in 1936. This training was formalized in 1971 when the School of Translation and Interpretation was founded.
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