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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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MVKS15S Law and Administration Translation Seminar German - Finnish 5 ECTS
Organised by
Master's Programme in Multilingual Communication and Translation Studies
Preceding studies
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
Curricula 2015 – 2017

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course unit, the student will have a thorough understanding of the law and administration translation field and its characteristics and methods. The student will be able to translate texts in the field of law and administration from German into Finnish and justify their translation solutions. The student will also have an understanding of the role that juridical terms, the rigid form of juridical texts, and set phrases have in the field of law and administration translation. The student will be able find equivalents for terms and typical expressions in the field of law and administration and to assess their suitability for use in a specific context.


The course unit explores the central text genres of law and administration translation, communicative situations, operators and sources of information, the legal systems of Finland and German-speaking countries, and the distinguishing features of legal language. In addition, the course unit includes analysing texts in the field of law and administration, using parallel texts, and translating and justifying translation solutions.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish
Numeric 1-5. 


Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Communication Sciences
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Faculty of Communication Sciences