The study programme consists of 2 main parts amounting to 60 credits in total. The five Dutch courses are included within the compulsory courses (40 credits): four of them aim at a thorough acquisition of the Dutch language and the fifth, the Intercultural Project, focuses on the developments of the society and institutions of the Low Countries. The language courses are based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages. The four elective courses (20 credits) focus on the scientific discipline of translation studies. The Dutch language modules are taught in Dutch whereas the other compulsory courses are taught in English. The language of instruction for the electives depends on the subject chosen.
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.
Within the programme students will find a series of subjects that will help them to get to know the international organisations and multinational companies – from the communication sector in particular – with headquarters in Dutch-speaking countries, such as Belgium and The Netherlands.