Translation Studies

Program Details


Graduate Diploma in Legal Translation

Objectives

The Graduate Diploma in Legal Translation is a 30-credit graduate-level, online program designed to meet the need for professionally trained legal translators and jurilinguists in Canada in both the public and private sectors, not only in translation, but also in revision, co-writing of legal texts, and consultancy in legal aspects of language in multiple professional settings. Principles and practices encountered in jurilinguistics, as well as legal translation in key sectors in high demand. Computer-aided translation tools are an integral part of the curriculum, as is an internship or an applied research project. The program can be completed in two years (six continuous semesters – fall/winter/summer). The maximum time for finishing the program is four years. Fall and winter entry options are offered.

Courses

Number Title Prerequisites Available Times
Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Spring/Summer 2024 Fall 2024
Required Courses (18 credits)
CCTR 530 Principles of Jurilinguistics Restriction: Open to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Legal Translation or with departmental approval. MON
CCTR 535 Introduction to Language Technologies
CCTR 541 Legal Translation: General TUE
CCTR 643 Language Management in the Justice Sector Open to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Legal Translation and by departmental approval. Not open to students who have taken CCTR 543. THU
Practicum
CCTR 500 Translation Practicum 1** Departmental approval required. MON
MON
MON
CCTR 600 Translation Practicum 2** CCTR 500 MON
MON
MON
Applied Research
CCTR 605 Applied Research Project 1** Departmental approval required. MON
CCTR 606 Applied Research Project 2** CCTR 605 MON
**Choose either CCTR 500 and CCTR 600 or CCTR 605 and CCTR 606.
Complementary Courses (12 credits)
6 credits from either Stream 1 or Stream 2:
French Stream (6 credits from the following)
CCTR 553 Legal Translation: Judgments (English to French) CCTR 541 MON
CCTR 555 Legal Translation: Contracts (English to French) CCTR 530 and CCTR 541 TUE
CCTR 557 Legal Translation: Statutes&Regulations (English to French) CCTR 530 and CCTR 541
CCTR 645 Legal Translation: Securities Law (English to French) CCTR 530 and CCTR 541
CCTR 660 Current Trends in Legal Translation THU
TUE
OR
English Stream (6 credits from the following)
CCTR 554 Legal Translation: Judgments (French to English) CCTR 541
CCTR 556 Legal Translation: Contracts (French to English) CCTR 530 and CCTR 541
CCTR 558 Legal Translation: Statutes&Regulations (French to English) CCTR 530 and CCTR 541 TUE
CCTR 642 Legal Translation: Securities Law (French to English) CCTR 530 and CCTR 541
CCTR 660 Current Trends in Legal Translation THU
TUE
6 credits from the following:
CCTR 601 Independent Studies Departmental approval required. MON
CCTR 602 Special Topics in Legal Translation 1 Departmental approval required. MON
WED
CPAG 510 Current Issues in Public Sector Management
CPAG 515 Public Regulations and Ethics in the Public Sector
CPAG 520 Leadership and Governance in Public Organizations
Or other 500- or 600-level courses approved by the program adviser.