Taught course

Specialised Translation

Institution
London Metropolitan University · Guildhall School of Business and Law
Qualifications
PGCert

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Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a variety of methods including a portfolio of translations, commentaries and written coursework.

Information for international students

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. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Course enquiries
Email
courseenquiries@londonmet.ac.uk