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Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies

  • Graduate Diploma

This postgraduate diploma is the first level in professional translator training. You will gain a sound appreciation of translation as a professional activity and learn about the local and global translation market.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Mar
Domestic Fees
$8,567 per year

About this course

This postgraduate diploma is the first level in professional translator training. You will gain a sound appreciation of translation as a professional activity and learn about the local and global translation market. You will engage in hands-on translation practice, learn to use and understand the electronic tools essential to the modern translator, and explore translation theory and cutting-edge research. This programme is endorsed by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).

Study locations

City

Course structure

This 120-point programme combines taught and practical courses in translation theories, computer-aided translation and translation practice in your chosen language over one year full-time or up to four years part-time.

You will complete four courses as part of the programme:

  • Two compulsory core courses in translation theories and computer-aided translation (60 points)
  • One course in either community interpreting or in language acquisition in your chosen language (30 points)
  • One course in specialised translation in your chosen language (30 points)

You can become a full member of the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters (NZSTI) if you receive a B grade average or higher and at least a B+ in your translation practice course.

You can find the requirements for your study in the PGDipTranslationStud Schedule, and take a look at our postgraduate courses in Translation Studies.