Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

MSc in Translation Program

- 2016/11/23

MSc in Translation Program

Program Overview:


Translation is very important area to serve the national, social, economic and cultural development. It's reckoned an effective tool for cultural exchange; this was reflected in the close attention paid by the government of Saudi Arabia to it.  The Master Program in Translation aims at graduating generations of qualified cadres to meet the ever-increasing professional and business needs of the community. Proceeding from the professional nature of translation as an academic specialty of different practical application, the program was modified in accordance with paragraph 2 provided for in chapter 33 of the unified university regulations of the graduate studies. The modified program is composed of  21 courses and research projects distributed over 48 credit hours. 


Objectives of the Program:

Along with the general objectives contained in the unified university regulations for the graduate studies, the MSc program endeavors to achieve the following special objectives:

  1. To encourage translation from and to the Arabic language at all knowledge areas particularly Islamic studies.
  2. To provide the opportunity for the qualified students to continue their graduate studies at Umm Al-Qura University to reduce numbers of students on scholarship to study abroad.
  3. To prepare  highly qualified cadres in the practical and theoretical translation who are capable of meeting the need of the university in particular and the labor market and the Saudi community in general.
  4. To cooperate with the authorities relevant to translation works in and outside the university particularly those involved in Hajj and Umrah services.
  5. To provide consultancy services in the field of translation for the public and private sectors.


Admission requirements:


In addition to conditions stated in the article 15 of the unified regulation of the graduate studies in the Saudi universities, the applicant to the program must meet the following requirements: 


  • He must have obtained a bachelor degree in English language.
  • He must pass the following exams
  1. English Language Text.
  2. Written Translation Test.
  3. Oral Test (Interview) in Arabic and English Languages.