12 months
9180 GBP/year
6210 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Translation course from London Metropolitan University is perfect if you’re already a linguist practitioner and are looking for an industry specific translation course. Our postgraduate diploma can help take your translation career to the next level.

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We offer this course in the following languages paired with English: Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese and Russian.

On this Translation PG Dip from London Metropolitan University , you’ll explore the translation process alongside theory and learn to reflect on your own practice.


This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to translate documents of varying levels of specialisation within advertising, business, IT, law, medicine and politics. You’ll learn to translate formal institutional documents from organisations such as the United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU).

We'll teach you how to use various translation tools including dedicated localisation and subtitling software.

You’ll also have the opportunity to benefit from a career-enhancing work placement module and gain practical work experience within the translation industry.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • The Translator and the Translation Process 
  • Characteristics of Specialised Texts 
  • The Translator and Specialised Text 
  • Translation Tools and the Translator
  • Website and Software Localisation 
  • Subtitling 
  • Translating for International Organisations 
  • Work Placement 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in translation, interpreting, modern languages or related fields
  • native knowledge of the English language
  • near native proficiency in your chosen paired language
  • good command of the second foreign language (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9180 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9180 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6210 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6210 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK Part time: £1,035 per 20 credit module
  • Overseas part time: £1,530 per 20 credit module (if you require a student visa you will not be able to study on a part-time basis)

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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