Postgraduaat Dutch and Translation

Curriculum (2018-2019)

This one-year postgraduate course (60 ECTS credits) makes it possible for non-Dutch-speaking students who hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree to deepen their knowledge of Dutch and to develop a range of skills in translation.

Course content

The International Postgraduate Programme Dutch & Translation is designed for students holding a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree who want to (1) study the Dutch language and (2) acquire solid translation skills. It is a unique programme in the Dutch-speaking area.

It is a one-year academic programme offering foreign students the opportunity to study Dutch as a foreign language in a very intensive way and at a high level. No prior knowledge of Dutch is required. At the same time, the programme provides students with a solid foundation in translation and the use of translation tools.

On successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded the International Postgraduate Certificate in Dutch & Translation.

Course structure 2018-2019

The study programme amounts to 60 ECTS credits in total.

Four of the five Dutch courses (30 ECTS credits) aim at a thorough acquisition of the Dutch language, while the fifth, the Intercultural Project, focuses on the development of society and the institutions of the Low Countries. The language courses are based on the Common European Framework of Reference  for Languages (CEFR).

Two general theoretical courses (10 ECTS credits) give an introduction into the scientific field of Applied Language Studies and into the legal, organisational and translational aspects of the multilingual European institutions.

The four elective courses (20 ECTS credits) address the scientific discipline of Translation Studies and/or focus on your personal interest.

language
of instruction    

sem      

ECTS credits    

GENERAL COURSES (40 ECTS)

Dutch as a Foreign Language 1: CEFR A1

Dutch

1a

6

Dutch as a Foreign Language 2: CEFR A2

Dutch

1b

6

Dutch as a Foreign Language 3: CEFR B1

Dutch

2a

6

Dutch as a Foreign Language 4: CEFR B2

Dutch

2b

6

Dutch: Intercultural Project

Dutch  

2

6

Applied Language Studies

English   

1   

5

EU Law, Institutions and Languages

English

1

5

ELECTIVE COURSES (20 ECTS)

Introduction to Translation Technology

English

1

5

Terminology and Translation Technology

English

1

5

Introduction to Foreign Language Training for Adults

English

1

5

Interpreting French-Spanish

1

3

Translation English-French

1

5

Audiovisual Translation English-German

2

5

Translation English-Italian

1

5

Translation English-Spanish

1

5

Translation English-Turkish

2

5

Translation French-Turkish

2

5

Translation Russian-English

1

5

Audiovisual Translation English-Spanish

1

5

Dutch as a Foreign Language: Proficiency I

1

5

Dutch as a Foreign Language: Proficiency II

2

5

Interculturality: A Philosophy of Language Perspective

1

5

Free elective courses    

max 20 credits

Career perspectives

As said above, the International Postgraduate Programme Dutch & Translation is designed for students who want to study the Dutch language and acquire solid translation skills in order to start a professional career in a Dutch-speaking country, such as Belgium or the Netherlands.

The programme is designed to provide students with the expected knowledge, background, and skills to work as translators, either on a freelance basis for an agency or as employees within a company.

The programme is also helpful for those interested in working for international organisations – such as the UN, the European Commission, NATO, an embassy…  – or multinational companies, working as an interpreter, as a sworn translator, as a language teacher or language trainer for adults, as a subtitler, as a dubbing or voice-over professional, as a proofreader, as a software localizer, as a copywriter, as a terminologist, or in sectors such as the media, marketing, editing, sales, etc.

Within the programme, the student will find a series of subjects that will help him/her get to know the international organisations and multinational companies –the communication sector in particular – with headquarters in Dutch-speaking countries, such as Belgium and the Netherlands.

Admission requirements for international degree students

Applicants should hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and have a solid knowledge of English.

Deadlines

The deadline for the application for students who need a visa is 28 February 2018.
The deadline for the application for students who don't need a visa is 31 May 2018.

Tuition fee

https://www.ugent.be/current-students/en/administration/tuition/tuitionpostgraduateprogramme/tuitionpostgraduate20182019

How to apply

How to apply?

Required documents

  • A motivation letter  
  • A legalised copy of your diploma(s) and its transcripts of records. More information: http://www.ugent.be/en/teaching/admission/degreestudent/application/legalisation.htm.
  • A translation of these documents into Dutch, English, French or German, made by a sworn translator       
  • A document explaining the grading/credit system of the school where you have obtained your basic diploma
  • A statement of basic knowledge of personal computer and Microsoft Windows (software operating systems)      
  • A statement of knowledge of English   
  • If you are a political refugee: an original letter, stating that you are a political refugee. Such a document can be obtained from the municipal services.      

Contact person

Ms Carine Focquaert              
Coordinator Dutch & Translation                           
e-mail: carine.focquaert@ugent.be