To register for this postgraduate study, you should normally hold a UK honours degree or recognised equivalent from another country. You should be aware that a degree classification of at least 2:1 or equivalent will greatly increase your chances of successfully completing this postgraduate diploma. If you do not hold a bachelors degree, please contact us for advice before registering on a module. You might want to register for the Postgraduate Certificate in Translation first, to develop and demonstrate your ability to study at postgraduate level.
You will need to study and complete the Stage 1 module Introduction to translation theory and practice (L801) before moving on to Stage 2 with Translation practice (L802). You might be able to start at Stage 2 if credit transfer of 60-credits counted towards Stage 1 has been approved.
You can study French, German, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese or Arabic in combination with English. One of your languages (English or your other language) needs to be at a native or near-native level of proficiency (level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), whilst the other must be at least at level C1 (Proficient user) of the CEFR. You will be required to self-certify that you have the required linguistic competence in the two languages you chose for the qualification.
This module has been specially selected for presentation in a different online learning platform to other undergraduate modules that you may have studied with The Open University. We are using this new learning platform because we wish to enhance your learning experience. Early tests with students have shown that it is easy to navigate, provides excellent presentation of the learning materials and allows the module team to better support your learning.
How long it takes
This qualification is designed for 20 hours per week to study part-time. It can be completed in a minimum of 16 months, and up to a maximum of four years.