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PGDip in Business and Public Service Interpreting

Year 1

(Award available for year: Postgraduate Diploma)

Learning outcomes

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.


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