London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Secondary Education (Modern Languages French, German or Spanish)

This is a vocational programme open to suitably qualified graduates and translators who are seeking further qualification and specialised training to enhance their career development. The course is designed specifically for those who wish to advance their career in translation and enhance their employability by acquiring new knowledge and skills in the translation of specialised texts. The course runs several language combinations comprising English paired with the following languages: Arabic; Chinese (Mandarin); Dutch; French; German; Greek; Italian; Japanese; Polish; Portuguese; Russian; Spanish.

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally have a 1st degree in translation, interpreting, modern languages or related fields. They are expected to have: Native knowledge of mother language; near-native proficiency in the 1st foreign language; good command of the 2nd foreign language (if applicable). Non-native speakers of English require IELTS 6.5 minimum with a minimum score of 6 in all component parts or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Characteristics of specialised texts; the translator and the specialised text; translating for international organisations.

Assessment methods

You are assessed via a variety of methods including coursework, portfolios, and translations.

Sponsorship information

DfES shortage subject bursary.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 885 per Credit module (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Holloway Islington N7 8DB South East

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
020 7133 4202