Taught course

Translation Technology

Swansea University · College of Arts and Humanities

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Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in Translation or a relevant discipline, normally an upper second or above or equivalent. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Certificate in Translation Technology gives a valuable Continuing Professional Development opportunity to practising translators wishing to gain or update translation technology skills.

Through in-depth group work and individual study you obtain hands-on experience of industry standard computer-assisted translation, machine translation, software localisation and terminology management tools.

You also have the chance to gain skills in public service Interpreting or digital publishing, or you may wish to take a more academic module in the history and theory of translation.

This full-time only course contains 60 credits (30 ECTS) taken over two semesters.

As the only member of the European Master’s in Translation Network based in Wales, Swansea University has an established profile in professional translation.

We have industry standard, state-of-the-art facilities and a robust global network of external organisations to help shape your studies.

Designed to promote individual and collaborative research activity of international standard, the Graduate Centre provides a supportive environment for postgraduate research and taught masters study.

You will attend a class in Swansea a maximum of two mornings or afternoons per week during the two 11-week semesters.

Most classes last two hours and are supported by home-based private study using demonstration versions of software, with collaboration undertaken online. You are eligible to buy full versions of software at reduced prices.

You have the chance to take all three levels of official tests for the SDL Trados Certification Programme for Translators at no additional cost.

Modules studied include Translation Tools and Translation Technologies, with one further option selected in consultation with course directors, to ensure it is right for you.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Translation Technology can help towards your Continuing Professional Development and cement a commitment to your employer and vocation

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Swansea University Postgraduate
+44 (0)1792 295358