Master’s in Translation

University of Geneva – Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (FTI)

A world-renowned programme in the heart of Switzerland, a polyglot country that is one of the world’s most attractive markets for translators.

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Our Alumni

Most of our graduates are now French- and Spanish-to-English staff translators at the many international organizations and Swiss banks located in and around Geneva. Some are pursuing doctoral and post-doctoral research at FTI. Others have branched out. One attended Harvard Law School and another manages communications for the Nordics region at Google. Where might an FTI translation degree take you?

What our graduates say


The program taught me to carefully consider the nitty gritty details and the big picture – and every level in between – all at once. My translations were water-damaged from ink corrections – that's how much I learned.

Sarah is an in-house translator at the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva.


I think what's special about the FTI is how you learn to think about translation, independent of language. It's about developing an instinct for research and for balancing accuracy and idiomaticity. I now use those skills to manage translation quality in five other languages.

Svein is the Nordic Language Specialist at Google.


Really enjoyed my MA! Small classes meant lots of useful feedback and one-on-one attention. FTI's connections and staff of practitioners jump started my career in the international organizations.

Leslie is an in-house translator at the UN in Geneva.