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University of Auckland

Auckland , North Island ,New Zealand

Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies

This postgraduate diploma is the first level of 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.

Campus Information

City Campus

The City Campus is right in the heart of Auckland. You are within walking distance of all the main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs.

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

COE
10 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

You will gain a good foundation for entering the translation profession. Many translators work as freelancers, others work as in-house translators or for translation agencies. Translators usually specialise in areas such as software and website localisation, or technical, audiovisual or literary translation.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Copy editor
  • Localiser
  • Technical translator
  • Terminologist
  • Translation project manager

PSW Opportunity

You can apply for a Post-study Work Visa for up to 3 years.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Minimum program requirements

  • An undergraduate degree
  • GPE (Grade Point Equivalent) 5.0

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 36086 NZD
    Annual Cost of Living: 15000 NZD
    Application Fee: 100 NZD
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