Poll: Do you have a degree higher than an undergraduate degree (such as an MA, PhD, etc)?
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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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Ph.D. in linguistics Dec 17, 2015

My thesis was a study of how discourse-level features (specifically, theme and information) translate from one language (Portuguese) into another (English), based on a corpus of 36 published translations.

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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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Other: a postgraduate diploma Dec 17, 2015

I have the Danish Special Language Diploma.

It is the equivalent of one year's work + a specialist subject, while the MA takes two years' work.
There is no MA thesis for the diploma, and it does not include interpreting, as the MA would.

The Dip. Trans. held by many translators is also a postgraduate diploma, but not actually a degree.


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Serena Basili  Identity Verified
Belgium
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Not yet! Dec 17, 2015

I graduated in linguistic mediation and then attended a postgraduate course in specialised translation, but after 18 years spent on books I still want to take my MA, specifically in International relations (my childhood dreamjob was working for the UN - I was quite an ambitious child )... I just hope I will manage to get it!

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perry  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Yes, but not in translation related area Dec 17, 2015

I have a DSc degree in Chemistry. My thesis was on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and computer-aided molecular modelling of bioactive natural chemicals.

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Teresa Borges
Portugal
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Postgraduate course Dec 17, 2015

I have an university degree in Economics (5 years) and a few years later I took a postgraduate course in Strategic Marketing (1 year).

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Filip Sanca  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
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Studying for BA Dec 17, 2015

I am going to finish my BA in serbian philology in 2016. MA awaits me.

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Klára Kalamár  Identity Verified
Romania
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Yes Dec 17, 2015

I have an university degree in civil engineering (5 years) and a master's degree in public administration, i.e. MPA (4 semesters).

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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
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MA Dec 17, 2015

I pursued a MA in Audiovisual Translation in an online masters program with the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, back in 2006-2009. Don't be deceived by the lengthy period: I finished my coursework within 18 months, but I needed time to write my thesis. I'm still friends and in touch with my thesis advisor, who volunteered to supervise my thesis due to the unusual topic.

I have a healthy degree of envy towards those of you who hold degrees in other areas, like civil engineering, architecture or chemistry. Human life is too short and there is so much to learn.

I was born curious.


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Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
India
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Two Master's degrees Dec 18, 2015

I have two Master's degrees (MAs), one in Hindi, my main target language, and one in Computer Applications, which is one of my specializations.

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Stm_translation
Brazil
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English to Portuguese
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PhD Jun 27

I have a degree in Biological Sciences and a PhD in Biosciences and Biotechnology

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