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French - English Translation, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #145 (WUR) Ottawa, Canada
Translation is one of the most creative and lucrative ways for people who love working with languages to enjoy earning their living. And in Canada, translation is a constant. The French - English Translation program is offered at University of Ottawa.
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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, thus providing you with comprehensive professional training in general, specialized and technical translation. 

The Honours BA includes the co-operative education option, which combines academic studies with paid experience in the workplace. With a degree from the School, you readily qualify for many well-paid positions, because you easily fulfill the demands of the language industry and of associations of professional translators. 

Why study French - English Translation at University of Ottawa

  • first and foremost, for the love and pleasure of working with languages;
  • to explore and understand the details, nuances, and secrets of language and language transfer;
  • to understand the workings and importance of translation, and the translator, in all international and intercultural exchanges;
  • to learn about and develop skills in terminology and technologies of translation;
  • to participate and work in increasing international inter-connectedness;
  • to acquire professional skills in language transfer and get a job in the field;
  • to work as a translator, or interpreter, or terminologist, or reviser, or bilingual, and even trilingual editor/writer – in Canada, or internationally.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Workshop in Essay Writing
  • Reasoning and Critical Thinking
  • Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts
  • Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to Interdisciplinary study in the Arts
  • Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
  • Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
  • Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts
  • Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to Interdisciplinary study in the Arts
  • Moral Reasoning
  • Fundamental Philosophical Questions
  • Great Philosophers

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

Before submitting an application, you must meet or intend to meet all of the admission requirements, namely, have a secondary school diploma (or the equivalent if you’ve studied outside Canada), attain the minimum average, meet the language requirements and take all the prerequisite courses for the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36160 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18080 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6088 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3044 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ottawa

  • 1168 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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