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Postgraduate Certificate in Translation

Postgraduate Certificate in Translation

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

8 months

Start date

OCT-21

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Translation

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This postgraduate certificate enables you to start developing your skills as a translator. You’ll engage in authentic translation tasks to develop useful employability skills, explore different approaches to translation and develop an understanding of the links between theory and practice. With a focus on recent research, you’ll develop an awareness of the wider cultural, ethical and professional contexts of translation.

Key features of the course

  • Engage in authentic translation tasks to develop useful employability skills.
  • Choose from French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin Chinese or Modern Standard Arabic in combination with English.
  • Develop your professional skills with a combination of collaborative activities and peer-reviews.

Career relevance

There is an increasing global demand for translators and language specialists, and this postgraduate certificate will provide an introduction to the knowledge and skills that are needed for a career as a translator. This is an immensely rewarding profession for those with an interest in languages and communication, and encompasses a wide and growing range of areas, including audio-visual translation, advertising or website localisation, as well as semi-specialised and specialised translation.

If you wish to pursue a career as a translator, be it as an in-house or freelance translator, this qualification will introduce you to the professional skills needed and provide you with a basic understanding of the professional tools you will need in this fast-moving field. You will also acquire a raft of highly valued transferable communication and collaborative skills such as team working, which are useful in a range of occupations in the communications sector.

Modules

In this online module, you’ll explore different approaches to translation and develop an understanding of the links between theory and practice. You can choose to study French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin Chinese or Modern Standard Arabic, in combination with English. With a focus on recent research, you’ll develop an awareness of the wider cultural, ethical and professional contexts of translation. You’ll acquire a solid grounding in a range of ideas within translation studies (e.g. linguistic and functionalist approaches, translation as norm-governed behaviour, cultural and sociological turns, gender and postcolonial theories, translation technologies) and apply this to a range of translation activities. You'll enhance your understanding of how this research can be useful in your professional practice, and learn how to use various translation technologies.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

£2,210

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (overall cost)

£2,210

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need a UK honours degree (preferably a 2:1 or above) or other recognised equivalent qualification.