Professional perspectives for translators

A future-proof career

The demand for professional translators is constantly increasing worldwide, especially due to enormous developments in the field of computer-aided translation.
Language, translation and language technology professionals and researchers are in demand. They assist customers when it comes to using the right translation tool and training new customised neural translation engines.

As a technical translator, you will work "at the cutting edge" and get to experience the latest technological developments first-hand. When you have completed our master's degree programme in Translation Science and Technology, you will be ideally positioned to master the challenges of the profession in an increasingly digitalised world.

Many of our graduates launch a fulfilling career with internationally operating companies shortly after graduating.

Permanent employment

Graduates of our degree programmes are in high demand with large authorities, government bodies, international organisations as well as in large industrial corporations and companies.

Freelance work

Beyond permanent employment, you may choose to go freelance. As a freelancer, you are your own boss. You decide which jobs you accept and how much work you can get done. All you need in terms of start-up investment is a computer and an Internet connection. You are flexible in choosing your place and your hours of work, and it does not matter where in the world you are based. Freelancers have an excellent work-life balance.

Think outside the translator’s box

With a Master's degree in Translation Science and Technology, numerous other professional fields are open to you as a highly qualified language expert. You could work as a terminologist, in project management (not only translation-related), in (specialised) journalism and the media in general (print, television and radio). Other career options include research into speech recognition and synthesis, editing, subtitling or the gaming industry.

Our innovative Master's degree opens the door to a world of opportunites in the job market. Unlock your future with this unique combination of translation, project management, subtitling, corpus linguistics and traditional linguistics. You hold the key!


Further links

Career Center