Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies (PGDipTranslationStud)

Points per degree 120
Full-time study 1 year
Part-time study Up to 4 years
Taught by Faculty of Arts
Taught at City Campus
Application Closing date Semester One: 8 December Semester Two: 4 July (Semester Two start possible in exceptional cases)
Start date Semester One: 6 March 2017 Semester Two: 24 July 2017


This programme is designed to meet the growing need for professionally trained translators. There is a balanced mix of theory and practice, including theoretical issues, translation practice and the use of electronic tools.

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Programme highlights

  • Gain a sound appreciation of translation as a professional activity and learn about the local translation market.
  • Gain hands-on translation practice.
  • Have the opportunity to continue your study of a foreign language.
  • If your first language is not English, you can study professional English discourse and the editing and revision of English texts.

Career opportunities

Translation can lead to careers in:

  • International organisations
  • International business and trade
  • Online and offline publishing
  • Software and website localisation

With the constant growth in international communication, the demand for translation is increasing continuously. Many translators undertake freelance work with clients from all over the world.

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