The CALM postgraduate is a one-year academic programme consisting of 60 credits. Students select 8 modules (of 5 credits each) out of 12 modules offered, depending on their interests. The modules are complemented by a 3-month work placement in their preferred language, translation or communication industry, during which the students gain relevant work experience. All teaching is carried out in English. Students are given the choice between English and Dutch as target language in translation and communication assignments. Students are given the choice between Dutch, English, French and German as source languages in translation assignments. The modules are taught in the first three quarters of the academic year. The work placement, which represents 20 credits, takes place in the last quarter of the academic year. For the modules on technology-enhanced language learning Ghent University cooperates with the Spanish Distance Education University (UNED). Students who prefer not to enrol in the entire postgraduate, can put together their own programme with one or more modules. Only those who have taken up at least 30 credits will be considered for the work placement and can enrol for the UNED-courses.
CALM is labour market oriented and is designed 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. CALM also addresses language professionals who wish to refresh and update technological skills.