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Universidad de Salamanca
MasterTrad USAL, 2023-24
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METS (European Master in Specialised Translation)

                                                                                   What is METS? 



METS is a consortium of European university institutions which assembles 10 recognised prestigious European Universities, with the common goal of giving specialised Master’s formation in translation. The countries that currently participate in the programme are:

- Germany: Universität Leipzig.

-  Austria : Universität Wien.

-  Belgium: Université Libre de Bruxelles (ISTI), Université catholique de Louvain y Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

-  Spain: Universidad de Salamanca.

-  France: Institut Supérieur d’Interprétation et de Traduction (ISIT), Université Catholique de l’Ouest.

- Italy: Università di Bologna.

-  United Kingdom: Swansea University.


What does the formation consist of? 

Each associated centre offers a semester long programme of 25 ECTS in a field related to specialised translation, based on the existing respective Masters offered. One centre can offer 1 or 2 itineraries, in one or both semesters. All of the information on the formative itineraries offered can be found on the programme website.

METS offers Master’s students from the participating centres a formation carried out over the course of one academic session, with two stays in two foreign countries (it is not possible to carry out the programme in two French centres or two Belgian centres)

After completing both stays abroad, students will have followed two formative itineraries of 25 ECTS. The year-long Master’s programme consists of 60 ECTS, therefore students’ METS credits will be complemented by a report about their stay which will presented at their home University. In USAL, this report corresponds to the Masters Thesis.

After having satisfactorily completed all of the credits, students will obtain an official Master’s diploma from their home university as well as the METS diploma.


How do you participate in the programme?

Each associated centre has a maximum of 5 places available for their students at host institutions and promises to receive the same number of participants. This does not mean that this is the guaranteed number in preselection, carried out in the home university, nor in the definitive allocation, usually done in April at the first of the two annual Programme coordinators meetings. The METS coordinator from each institution is responsible for the internal preselection of candidates.

More information for outgoing METS students and candidates 

More information for incoming METS students and candidates 

METS programme coordination 

Cristina Valderrey Reñones, USAL METS Coordinator  (



*Please, note that even if the information in this website is available in English, courses are taught in Spanish.

**Translated by Collin Reyman, Lara Pastor Minuesa, Marta Urzainqui Dueñas and Vidushi Jhamb (Master’s in Translation and Intercultural Mediation, 2018-2019 students).

*** Translation updated by Maria Ward (Erasmus Student, 2021)

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