Postgraduaat Computer-Assisted Language Mediation

Why choose for CALM?

CALM complements language and communication degrees such as Masters in Translation, Interpreting, Multilingual Communication, Languages and Literature, Journalism Studies and Communication Studies, etc. but we also welcome graduates from other fields of study such Masters in Engineering, etc.

Whom is CALM intended for?

  • for master's degree holders who are interested in a career in the language, translation and communication industry and who wish to develop their technological competencies
  • for candidates who do not hold a master’s degree provided they have acquired the necessary competencies through training or through relevant experience. They will have to demonstrate and submit proof of their elsewhere acquired competencies or professional experience.
  • for language professionals who wish to enhance their technological and digital skills

Course structure

CALM is a one-year programme consisting of 60 credits:

  • eight 5-credit modules (first two trimesters)
  • a 20-credit work placement (last trimester)

Students choose from twelve modules:

  • Terminology and translation technology
  • Digital Communication Management
  • Localisation
  • Audio-visual Language Techniques
  • Machine Translating and post-editing
  • Technical Writing
  • Advanced Website Management
  • Project Management
  • Desktop publishing
  • Processing Language with Python
  • Open Language Learning (UNED-course)
  • Mobile Assisted Language Learning (UNED-course)

Students can also compile their own programmes with one or more modules. Only those students who have taken up at least 30 credits will be considered for the work placement and can enrol in the UNED-courses. 

All courses are taught in English.



Practical information

Admission requirements:

  • Application with the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication: All applicants have to submit a motivation letter and copies of the degree obtained via the following e-mail address: . The CALM steering committee will examine all applications on an individual basis. The applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via e-mail.
  • Language requirements: see Language policy

Application deadline 2018-2019:

  • for international students who need a visa: before 1 March 2018
  • for international students who do not need a visa: before 1 June 2018
  • for students with a degree from a Belgian or Dutch University: 30 September 2018

Language policy:

  • target language for translation and communication assignments: English or Dutch
  • source languages for translation assignments: Dutch, English, French or German
  • Language requirements:
    • CEFR level B2 for English
    • knowledge of at least one source language (Dutch, French or German)
How to apply?

Candidates need the programme coordinator’s approval before they can register for this programme. Once the candidate has been accepted to the programme, he/she will immediately be notified via e-mail and can start the administrative enrolment procedure via

Tuition fee 2018-2019: € 2062,30 for the full programme. Separate fees and procedures apply. Tuition fees depend on the students’ curriculum. 

Academic year 2018-2019

  • Trimester 1: 24 September 2018
  • Trimester 2: 30 January 2019
  • Trimester 3: 25 March 2019 - 14 June 2019 (work placement)


Work placement 

  • duration: minimum 12 weeks
  • concluding workshop academic year 2018-2019: Thursday 27 June 2019

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