TCLoc, a career-oriented program at the University of Strasbourg

The Master in Technical Communication and Localization (TCLoc) is a career-oriented, part-time, year-long online program, taught entirely in English, specially designed for professionals wishing to further their education. Graduates obtain a master’s degree and a professional Technical Communicator tekom certification.

TCLoc also targets students with various academic backgrounds (e.g. modern languages graduates) who are eager to access the technical communication and localization professional markets by improving their skills in information development, standardization, and organization; authoring systems; technical writing in English; project management; localization and basic web development.

TCLoc constitutes the second year of a French master’s degree (level 7 of EQF = 300 ECTS). It adheres to the ‘VAPP’ process (Validation des Acquis Professionnels), which allows prospective students lacking the number of credits required for registration in the second year of a master’s degree (A degree equivalent to four years of higher education or 240 ECTS) to have their professional and personal experience recognized as valid accreditation. Find out more about the VAPP 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 university Master’s degree and a tekom Technical Communicator certification


Localization is the process of adapting products or content (e.g. software, websites and technical documentation) to a foreign market. It combines translation with design and technical adaptation in order to optimize user experience.

Technical Communication

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. webpages, help files and user manuals).

Web Technologies

Web technology relates to the interface between web servers and their clients. It includes markup languages, programming interfaces and languages, as well as standards for document identification and display.

Project Management

Project management is the effective and efficient application of principles, knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities in order to meet project requirements from conception to completion.

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