Newcastle University

School of Modern Languages



School of Psychology

Percy Building

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Diploma

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme is designed to provide a good foundation of working skills and basic knowledge in the fields of translating and interpreting. The Graduate Diploma can be a qualification in its own right, or can act as a pathway into the suite of four MAs in translating and interpreting.This Diploma is available for study using English and either Chinese or Japanese as working languages. It concentrates on the translation of Chinese or Japanese into and out of English, with an introduction to interpreting as an option.

You take compulsory modules (70 credits) in: advanced Chinese or Japanese for translators and interpreters, or advanced English for translators and interpreters; translating 1; translation studies 1. If you intend to enter the MA in Translating and Interpreting or the MA in Interpreting you must take introduction to interpreting (20 credits); consecutive interpreting stage one (10 credits); simultaneous interpreting stage one (10 credits); and optional modules (10 credits). If you intend only to take the Diploma, you take 50 credits of optional modules from a wide range of disciplines.

Assessment is by examination, practical assessments, essays or assignments and other submitted work, oral examinations and class/seminar presentations.


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