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Postgraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

6 months

Next start date

Expected

Summary

The Postgraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting (PGCertT&I) provides professional certification in either translation or interpretation in a wide variety of languages.

This Certificate includes two courses, one compulsory and one elective, which will give you practical experience in using computer-assisted translation tools, or in interpretation within cross-cultural communities, including crisis or disaster communications which UC specialises in.

With successful completion of this degree, you will meet the requirements to apply for certification with the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).

Further Study:

You may choose to transfer your completed courses at a B grade average from the Certificate to either the Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting or the Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting, with approval.

UC also offers Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) studies in your chosen language, or in related subjects, such as Linguistics.

Careers:

Meet the requirements for certification with the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) as either a professional translator or interpreter.
Graduates will find work in crisis communications, international business relations, government, software development, academics, tourism, teaching, and more.

Subjects and courses:

You will be able to specialise in either Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, or te reo Māori languages in your degree, or another approved language.

Compulsory courses

LANC401 In Other Words What: Theory and Practice of Translation and Interpreting

And one of either:

LANC403 Translating in the Digital Era: Tools and Practices
LANC404 Translating and Interpreting for the Community

Entry criteria

To apply, you will need to have either:

A bachelor's degree with at least 60 points in 300-level language courses at a B+ grade average, or equivalent level, from either Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, or Te Reo Māori
Any bachelor's degree with relevant professional or other work experience in one of the approved languages above, or another language which may be available on application
Extensive practical, professional, or academic experience that demonstrates your ability to complete postgraduate studies, and demonstrated equivalent competence in an appropriate language.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to provide evidence of your English language ability with the equivalent of IELTS (Academic) overall of 7, with no section less than 6.5.

Applications after the deadline date (8 December) will be considered if places are available.

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