Postgraduate Diploma in Intercultural Communication and Applied Translation

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified



1 Year

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will acquire the theoretical and practical set of skills necessary to be cross-culturally competent as well as opportunities and platforms to apply them through the most powerful form of intercultural communication: translation. These skills are in high demand among employers across a wide range of areas, including business (international trade, advertising, website localisation, hospitality and tourism), education (second language learning, multicultural instruction, international relations, development studies, digital humanities, medical humanities, literature and linguistics), and the creative industries (film production, subtitling and dubbing, graphic design, creative writing, advertising). Graduates will be able to successfully acquire, analyse, interpret, negotiate and reproduce information and data across linguistic, cultural, and socio-political contexts.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A bachelor s degree in a relevant subject, with a B grade average or better, and evidence of proficiency in at least one language other than English to the equivalent of at least 40 300-level points, with a B grade average or better. Examples of relevant subjects include a language other than English and intercultural communication studies.

Detailed requirements

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1 Year

Tuition Fees

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $44,613
Earnings range $35,510 - $54,102
In employment 72%
In further study 19%
On a benefit 1%

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Contact details

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Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601

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