PGDip in Business and Public Service Interpreting
(Award available for year: Postgraduate Diploma)
On completion of the programme students should be able to:• demonstrate in-depth specialist knowledge of techniques relevant to translation and interpreting in at least one language pair;• demonstrate an advanced understanding of concepts, information and techniques informed by current professional practice in interpreting and academic research in translation studies;• demonstrate an advanced understanding of techniques applicable to their own practice, advanced scholarship or research in an area of specific interest within the broader discipline of translation studies;• take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others;• proactively to formulate ideas and hypotheses and to evaluate these;• evaluate current issues and research in the discipline.
Transferable (key) skills
Postgraduate Diploma & Postgraduate Certificate students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and for employment in a higher capacity in Language Services of companies as well as national and international organisations and public bodies;- evaluating their own achievement and that of others;- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;- critical engagement in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms
Achievement for the Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:- evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;- evaluating and criticising received opinion;- making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.