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Translation

Postgraduate Certificate Online
8 months
Duration
8925 GBP/full
5505 GBP/full
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About

This Translation course from The Open University UK enables you to start developing your skills as a translator. 

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Overview

In this  Translation course from The Open University UK , 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.

Programme Structure

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 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 C1

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8925 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8925 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5505 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5505 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.

Funding

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