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Translation, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 16 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
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. 

About

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 translator or freelance, this postgraduate diploma will equip you with necessary professional skills and familiarity with the professional tools you will need in this fast-moving field. 

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Introduction to translation theory and practice 
  • Translation in practice 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 16 months
    • Duration description
      16 months–4 years
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A UK honours degree (preferably a 2:1 or above) or other recognised equivalent qualification1
  • 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

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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.
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