12 months
25888 USD/year
6215 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Prepare for a career as a translator with a programme that combines theory with hands-on translation practice in digital environments with this Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies from University of Auckland.  

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This Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies from University of Auckland is the first level in professional translator training. You will gain a sound appreciation of translation as a professional activity and learn about the local and global translation market.

You will engage in hands-on translation practice, learn to use and understand the electronic tools essential to the modern translator, and explore translation theory and cutting-edge research.


This programme will provide you with a good foundation for entering the translation profession. Many translators work as freelancers, others work as in-house translators or for translation agencies. Translators usually specialise in areas such as software and website localisation, or technical, audiovisual or literary translation.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Copy editor
  • Localiser
  • Technical translator
  • Terminologist
  • Translation project manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer-aided Translation (CAT) Tools
  • Translation Theories and Paradigms
  • Community Interpreting and Contextual Studies 
  • Specialised translation course in your chosen language

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

You must have completed one of the following: 

  • An undergraduate degree in any subject from a recognised university (or similar institution), and have competence in one of the languages offered for the PGDipTranslationStud equivalent to at least a GPE of 6.0 in a language course at an advanced level (equivalent to at least C1 level in CEFR).
  • Professional experience or training in translation equivalent to a degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25888 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6215 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6215 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$8,661.60
  • International: NZ$36,086

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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