What is TCLoc?
The Master in Technical Communication and Localization (TCLoc) is an innovative master’s program from the Faculty of Languages at the University of Strasbourg. It combines both an academic degree from the University of Strasbourg, and the tekom TCTrainNet professional training course. This year-long, distance-learning master’s degree is taught entirely in English by professionals in the fields of technical communication, localization, web development and visual communication.
Upon successful completion of the program, TCLoc graduates obtain a master’s degree from the University of Strasbourg, and an International tekom Professional Level “Technical Communicator” certification. This type of double-certification is unique in Europe and embodies an active and shared commitment to bridging the gap between industry and academia. The University is thrilled to collaborate with tekom on this venture dedicated to helping professionals reach their full potential in the technical communication and localization industries.
A Continuing Education Program
TCLoc is a continuing education program, and it constitutes the second year of a French master’s degree (level 7 of EQF = 300 ECTS). Students lacking the number of credits required for registration in the second year of a master’s degree are required to apply to the VAPP. The VAPP (Validation des Acquis Professionnels in French), allows prospective students to have their professional and personal experience recognized as valid academic accreditation.
Students are invited to attend two optional on-campus sessions in Strasbourg organized over the course of the year, each ranging in length from 3 to 5 days. During these meetings, notable industry contributors are invited to hold conferences and training sessions created within the professional scope of the TCLoc Master’s program. Students have the opportunity to get to know each other in person and meet some of the instructors, visiting professionals, and the TCLoc Master’s staff.
Throughout the rest of the year, online courses are accessible on a Moodle learning platform, and weekly meetings are scheduled with instructors. Students must be prepared to commit to around 15 hours a week to their online course load. In addition, students are simultaneously required to complete 455 hours of professional experience to complete the program.
Applications are now open, to learn more about the TCLoc Master’s program, please visit http://www.mastertcloc.unistra.fr/. Join us on social media, to receive weekly updates on our blog articles, #DidYouKnow fun facts, and other interesting content posted on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.