Why study this course?
Enhance your career opportunities and employability in the translation industry with this Specialised Translation Postgraduate Certification.
Gain practical experience in a range of specialised translation areas including medicine, law, IT, politics, advertising and business.
You can study this course in the following languages, all paired with English: Arabic, Mandarin, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
More about this course
This Specialised Translation PG Cert is the ideal course if you’re a practising translator who wishes to improve your knowledge of translation while also gaining practical experience.
You’ll learn about the characteristics of specialised texts and how to translate these. You’ll also learn about specialised translation in relation to international organisations.
By gaining hands-on experience of translating specialised texts within fields such as medicine, law, IT, politics, business and advertising, you’ll be able to put these skills to good use once you complete the course.
Although this course has been specifically designed for translators, it would also benefit other language specialists looking to broaden their knowledge of specialised texts.
You will be assessed through a variety of methods including a portfolio of translations, commentaries and written coursework.
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You’ll be required to have:
- a relevant undergraduate degree with a minimum grade of 2:1 in either translation, interpreting, modern languages or a related field
- native knowledge of English
- near native proficiency in your chosen paired language
If you have extensive industry experience but no formal qualifications, you may still be considered following an interview and entrance exam.
If you’re an international applicant, you’ll be required to have an IELTS overall score of 6.5, with no component score less than 6.0. You’ll also need to meet the DfE entry qualification requirements or equivalents.
English language requirements
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. This course requires you to meet our higher requirements.
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
Example modules include:
- Characteristics of Specialised Texts (core, 20 credits)
- The Translator and the Specialised Text (core, 20 credits)
- Translating for International Organisations (core, 20 credits)
Where this course can take you
The translation industry is a popular sector around the world and skilled translators are highly sought after. Our graduates have gone on to work as freelance or in-house translators with translation service providers, governmental bodies, international organisations and the business sector, to name a few examples.
You could also go on to study on one of our below master’s programmes and progress to PhD level, or even consider teaching.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
For more information about this course, please contact the course leader
Dr Nadia Rahab.
How to apply
Use the apply button to begin your application.
If you require a Student visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.
When to apply
You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.
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