Chairperson’s Message


The Translation Studies Program at Istanbul Okan University offers a graduate study for researchers who aim to do academic studies in translation studies in Turkey and abroad.

The Program also contributes directly to the training of scientifically-equipped academic staff needed by translation and interpreting programs in Turkey.

Through various courses about translation theory, translation history, translation criticism, and practices in specialized areas, the Program offers students a scholarly framework that will enable them to approach research issues from a translation studies perspective.

The Program is open to graduates in all fields interested in theoretical and practical matters of translation. Apart from English-Turkish, it is also possible to work with lingual-cultural pairs of Russian-Turkish, Arabic-Turkish, and Chinese-Turkish. However, for non-native speakers of Turkish or international students, competency of both Turkish and English is expected at least B2 level.

On top of language options and well-designed course contents, one of our Program's unique aspects is that courses are taught by renowned lecturers who have publications in national or international scientific journals in the field.

Doç.Dr. Cemal Demircioğlu