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Translation

Postgraduate Diploma Online
16 months
Duration
5950 GBP/year
3670 GBP/year
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About

This Translation qualification from The Open University UK is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills as a translator, equipping you to work in the fast-growing Translation Services industry. 

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Overview

You will experiment with different genres through practical, inspiring translation activities, and hone your practice through peer review. 

With this  Translation course from  The Open University UK you will gain hands-on experience of using tools necessary to operate in this rapidly-evolving area (e.g. audio-visual translation or cloud-based translation tools). Your work will be underpinned by an understanding of translations theories and debates. 

Key features of the course

  • Engage in authentic translation tasks to develop useful employability skills
  • Choose from French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin Chinese or Arabic in combination with English
  • Participate in online open translation projects, with a certain degree of freedom to choose what you translate, and the opportunity to connect with established translation communities
  • Develop your professional skills with a combination of collaborative activities and peer-reviews.  

Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment

The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

Career relevance

There is an increasing global demand for translators and language specialists, and this qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills to embark on 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 postgraduate diploma will equip you with necessary professional skills and familiarity with 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 peer reviewing and team working, which are useful in a range of occupations in the communications sector.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK honours degree (preferably a 2:1 or above) or other recognised equivalent qualification
  • Proficiency in your first language at Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level C2
  • Proficiency in your second language at CEFR level C12

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5950 GBP per year and a duration of 16 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3670 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3670 GBP per year and a duration of 16 months.

Funding

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