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Postgraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting

PGCertTI
11 October 2023

UC's Postgraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting (PGCertT&I) provides professional certification in translation or interpretation in a wide variety of languages. Find out about studying a Postgraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting through our Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts.

DURATION

Postgraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting

Degree Structure - Duration
6 months full-time

START

Postgraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 (February)

POINTS

60

TUITION FEES

Overview


Postgraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting

Introduction

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).



Postgraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting

Why Study - Body

What will my study involve?

  • Customise your degree with Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, or Te Reo Māori language — or other languages with supervision available at UC.
  • Choose between courses to upskill as either a translator or as an interpreter.
  • Graduate with the skill level to apply for certification with the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).

Postgraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

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.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Postgraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting

Subjects and Courses - Body

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

And one of either:

Postgraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting

Career - Body

Career opportunities

Useful information:

Planning my study

Postgraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my certificate?

The PGCertT&I is made up of 60 points of courses, including one introductory course, and a choice between a translation or interpreting course.

The Certificate can be completed within 6 months full-time, or up to 1 year part-time.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting.

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