Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Arts Honours in Translation Studies

Qualification code: 99428
NQF level: 8
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 101093
APS/AS: 60
A high proficiency in the two languages chosen is required. Students who do not have a language major are required to pass a language proficiency test with 65% before they can be accepted. From 2011 new students are advised to register for HTR4801 which is the theoretical foundation module on translation before they can register for HTR4804 and HRLIN81.This qualification can be completed in one year. Students choosing to do it over more than one year are advised to register for the Research Report in their final year of study.
Purpose statement:
This programme has a dual purpose: Firstly, to develop and enhance students' practical translation and interpreting skills; Secondly, to develop students' understanding and insight into the theory of translation/interpreting; and their research skills. Graduates will be able to apply the insights and skills acquired to the particular problems and opportunities associated with the discipline of translation studies and its key area of application: language consultancy/practice.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification. Admission to the alternative qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with admission requirements and if space is available.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2021 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note:
Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification during the prescribed application period.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per academic year and / or semester:

  • For the 2021 academic year, you must register for your semester 1 and 2 modules by 12 March 2021. There will be no semester 2 registration period. No exceptions or registration extensions will be permitted.
  • The maximum number of credits that will be allowed is 120 credits.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.