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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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MVKS63 Law for Interpreters I 5 ECTS
Organised by
Master's Programme in Multilingual Communication and Translation Studies
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
Curricula 2015 – 2017
MVKS63 Law for Interpreters I 5 ECTS

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course unit, the student will be familiar with the basic principles of the Finnish society and legal system, will be able to take them into account, and will recognise their effect on the interpreter's working environment. The student will know the processes, actors, and basic principles of criminal and civil cases, as well as the administrative structures and operational principles of the police force. The student will be able to describe the phases, actors, and contents of the preliminary investigation of a criminal case, police investigation, and foreign affairs.


The course unit explores the principles of Finnish society and legal system that are important to the work of an interpreter. These principles include the following: the main principles of how authorities operate; the basic principles, phases, actors, and concepts of both criminal and civil proceedings; the administrative structure and principles of the police force; the phases, actors, and contents of preliminary investigation; the central principles of the Finnish immigration policy; the structures of the administration of immigration services and the reception of refugees and asylum seekers; the phases, actors, and contents of foreign affairs' proceedings.

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.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Communication Sciences
Faculty of Communication Sciences
Faculty of Communication Sciences
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Faculty of Communication Sciences