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Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting

PGDipTI
12 October 2023

UC's Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting (PGDipT&I) is ideal for developing your language expertise into a career as a translator or interpreter. Learn more about studying a PGDipT&I through our Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts.

DURATION

Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting

Degree Structure - Duration
1 year full-time

START

Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

POINTS

120

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 120 points:

  • Domestic — $8,184
  • International — $30,900

Overview


Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting

Introduction

UC's Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting (PGDipT&I) will develop your language expertise into a career as either a translator or interpreter.

Gain broad skills in computer and literary translation tools or interpreting for different scenarios, and learn the historical, cultural, and political influences around engaging diversity in language.

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 Diploma in Translation and Interpreting

Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting

What will my study involve?

  • Advance your knowledge of Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, or Te Reo Māori language — or other languages with approved supervision at UC.
  • Courses in either translation or interpreting, with opportunities for practical placements, projects, and research.
  • Meet the requirements to apply for certification with the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).

Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting

Entry requirements

You will need one of the following to apply to the PGDipT&I:

  • 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
  • A Postgraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting with a B grade average or better
  • 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 Diploma 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 Diploma in Translation and Interpreting

Career opportunities

Useful information:

 

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $8,184
  • International — $30,900

SSL estimate (per 120 points):

  • 2024 — $1,100.40

Planning my study

Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting

How do I plan my diploma?

The PGDipT&I is made up of 120 points, including two compulsory courses and 60 points of elective courses.

The Diploma can be studied on campus within 1 year full-time, or part-time for up to 2 years.

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

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Postgraduate Prospectus 2024

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