One program, two continents, two master degreesInternational doble master program financed by DAAD

The first and only master program in Translation Studies with German, Spanish, English and a focus on translation technologies.

Contact in Germany
Vanesa Rodriguez vanesa.rodriguez@uni-heidelberg.de

In English

Contact in Chile
Prof. Carles Tebé ctebe@uc.cl

In Spanish

The master's program in “Specialized translation and translation technologies" of Heidelberg University and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is an international and interdisciplinary double degree program that includes a year abroad.

It focuses on specialized translation in the working languages Spanish, German and English, translation technologies, and intercultural communication.

Once the program is successfully completed graduates act as multilingual communication experts for the German, Ibero-American and English linguistic, cultural, scientific and economic areas.

Graduates will receive the following degrees:

  • M.A. Translation, Kommunikation, Sprachtechnologie „Fachübersetzen und Übersetzungstechnologie“ (Heidelberg University)
  • Magíster en Traducción Especializada y Tecnologías de la Traducción (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

Career prospects

  • Employment in translation departments of large companies, national and international organizations and institutions
  • Freelancer translator
  • Terminology Management, Software Localization 
  • Cultural and Language Consulting
  • Organization and communication management in companies, national and international institutions and universities
  • Employment in research projects, science and university teaching
  • Binational doctorate

Main areas of expertise

  • Specialized language translation in the fields of law, economics, medicine and environmental technology, among others.
  • Linguistics, cultural studies, translation as well as intercultural communication
  • New technologies: (software) localization, terminology management systems, computer-assisted translation


The program is offered annually at the beginning of the German summer semester and includes six study modules and two examination modules. The first year of study takes place at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, in Chile; the second year at the University of Heidelberg, in Germany. The study plan also includes a mandatory internship in the second and third semesters. The courses are held in German, Spanish or English and are in-person .