The CALM postgraduate is a one-year academic programme consisting of 60 credits. Students select 8 modules (of 5 credits each) out of 14 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. The work placement, which represents 20 credits, takes place in the last quarter of the academic year.
All teaching is carried out in English. Students should therefore have a thorough command of English. Knowledge of at least one of the three additional source languages (Dutch, French or German) is also required. The modules are taught in the first three quarters 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.