Today’s guest post by Elyas is another instalment in the ongoing MA review series. So far 11 former students of MAs in Europe have written about their courses in 8 articles. Before Christmas there’ll be another two posts on the MAs at Swansea and Leeds. If you have studied an MA and would like to share your experience, please get in touch (my email address is in the right margin). See this page for more details about writing for this blog.
I started my translation studies at ISTI (the Institut Supérieur de Traducteurs et Interprètes, which is now part of the ULB, the Université Libre de Bruxelles) in Brussels, five years ago. After three years of a Bachelor’s degree in this department and an Erasmus at UEV in Valencia (Spain), I had fallen in love with translation and decided to continue my Master’s degree at ISTI (ULB).
At the beginning of the first year of the Master’s programme, students can choose between a career in translation or interpreting. Personally, having always loved writing, I made the decision to study an MA in translation.