Postgraduate Certificate in Translation Technology

Course Overview

Postgraduate Certificate(60 credits/30 ECTS)
Postgraduate Certificate in Translation Technology(PGCTT)

Key Features

This  programme,  currently  offered  in  full­‐time  mode  only,  comprises  60  credits  (30  ECTS)  taken   over  two  semesters.  It  is  primarily  intended  to  offer  a  high  value­‐added  opportunity  for   Continuing  Professional Development  (CPD)  to  practising  translators  wishing  to  gain  or   update  skills  in  Translation  Technology.    It  allows  students  to  acquire  hands­‐on  experience  of  a  wide  range  of  industry­‐standard  Computer‐Assisted Translation  (CAT),  Machine   Translation  (MT),  Software  Localization,  and  Terminology  Management  tools,  through   both  in‐depth  group  work  with  MA  students,  and  individual  study.  There  will  also  be   opportunities  to develop  skills  in  domains  such  as  Public  Service  Interpreting  or  digital   publishing;  alternatively,  students  may  prefer  to  round  out  their  professional  experience   with  a  more  academic  module  in the  History  and  Theory of  Translation.    


The  programme  is  designed  to  require  attendance  in  Swansea  on  at  most  two  mornings  or   afternoons  per  week  during  the  two  11­‐week  semesters.  Most  classes  last  for  two  hours  and   are  supported  by extensive  private  study  which  can  be  undertaken  at  home.  Many  of  the   software  packages  studied  can  be  downloaded  as  demo  versions  or  run  from  off  campus   over  a  broadband  connection,  and  most collaboration  with  other  students  can  take  place   online.  Students  are  normally  eligible  to  purchase  full  versions  of  software  at  reduced   prices. 2  Students  will  also  be  given  opportunities  to  take  all  three  levels of official  tests  for  the  SDL Trados  Certification  Programme  for  Translators  without  cost.  

All  PGCTT  students  take  MLTM03  Translation  Tools  (20  Credits,  10  ECTS)  in  the  first   semester  and  MLTM11  Translation  Technologies  (20  Credits,  10  ECTS)  in  the  second   semester.  They  complete  the  PGCTT with one  further  20  Credit  (10  ECTS)  option  chosen   from  the  Part  1  list  of  compulsory  and  optional  modules.  This  optional  choice  must  be  discussed with the Programme Directors in light of the students prior experience and may not normally  be  an  Advanced  Translation  module  or  the  Translation  Work  Experience  module.

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.

How To Apply

Applying Online is the quickest way to apply and receive a decision on your application. You can upload your documents via the online system which will enable us to make a faster decision on your application.

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Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU International
PGCert Full-time £2,400 £5,350

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

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

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the programme do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.