TCLoc: An Innovative Career-Oriented Master’s Program at the University of Strasbourg
The Master in Technical Communication and Localization (TCLoc) is a year-long, distance-learning master’s program, taught entirely in English by professionals in the fields of technical communication, localization, project management, web technologies, and visual communication. It is a career-oriented master’s degree from the Faculty of Languages at the University of Strasbourg and is specially designed for professionals wishing to further their education.
TCLoc targets both professionals and students with various academic backgrounds (e.g. modern languages graduates) who are eager to gain access to the technical communication and localization markets by improving their skills in the fields covered in the program. TCLoc is the first program in Europe to combine both a master’s degree and an International tekom Professional Level “Technical Communicator (tekom)” certificate.
French master’s degrees are awarded after two years of study. TCLoc lasts only one year as applicants need either a four-year university degree or qualifying professional experience to enter the program. TCLoc graduates will earn a degree of Master of Arts (level 7 of the European Qualification Framework = 300 ECTS). Students lacking the number of credits or the degree required for registration are required to apply to VAPP. Validation of Acquired Professional and Personal Experience (Validation des Acquis Professionnels et Personnels in French – Decree No. 2013-756 of 19 August 2013), allows prospective students to have their professional and personal experience to serve as substitutes for traditional university accreditation. Find out more about the VAPP application process on our Admissions page.
Technical communication and localization:
a growing market with a high employment rate
Language industry revenue in 2016
Source: Common Sense Advisory
TCLoc, a career-oriented program
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Obtain a master’s degree from the University of Strasbourg and an International “Technical Communicator (tekom) Professional Level” tekom Certificate.
Localization is the process of adapting products or content (e.g. software, websites and technical documentation) to a foreign market. It combines translation and adaptation of design and technical elements in order to optimize targeted user experience.
Technical communication is a broad field that covers any form of communication concerning technical or specialized topics or the use of technology as a means of communication (e.g. web pages, help files and user manuals).
Web technology relates to the interface between web servers and their clients. It encompasses markup languages, programming interfaces and languages, as well as standards for document identification and display.
Project management is the effective and efficient application of principles, concepts, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities in order to meet project requirements within the given constraints from conception to completion.