Postgraduate Diploma in Intercultural Communication and Applied Translation

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified

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Entry 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.

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.

What graduates earn

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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