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Programme structure: Translation (MA) - what's running in 2018/19

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing and student choice.

This programme is offered on a part time basis with the following possible structures:

1. Students may choose to take the programme over 3 years with 60 credit points of taught units in years 1 and 2 of the programme and the dissertation in year 3.

2. Students may choose to take the programme over 3 years of study with 40 credits in years 1, 2 and 3 and the dissertation at the end of year 3.

3. Students may choose to take the programme over 2 years with 60 credit points of taught units in each of years 1 and 2 and the dissertation in year 2.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Plus ONE of the following:
Applied Translation (French) MODLM2018 20 Optional
Applied Translation (Czech) MODLM2026 20 Optional
Applied Translation (German) MODLM2027 20 Optional
Applied Translation (Italian) MODLM2028 20 Optional
Applied Translation - (Mandarin) MODLM2069 20 Optional
Applied Translation (Portuguese) MODLM2029 20 Optional
Applied Translation (Russian) MODLM2030 20 Optional
Applied Translation (Spanish) MODLM2031 20 Optional
Plus ONE of the following:
Introduction to Specialised Translation (French) MODLM2074 20 Optional
Introduction to Specialised Translation (Czech) MODLM2075 20 Optional
Introduction to Specialised Translation (German) MODLM2076 20 Optional
Introduction to Specialised Translation (Italian) MODLM2077 20 Optional
Introduction to Specialised Translation (Portuguese) MODLM2078 20 Optional
Introduction to Specialised Translation (Russian) MODLM2079 20 Optional
Introduction to Specialised Translation (Spanish) MODLM2080 20 Optional
Introduction to Specialised Translation (Mandarin) MODLM2081 20 Optional
Up to 40 credits from any of the options listed above (that have not already been taken) and other units from the list below, to a total of 60 credit points:
Theories of Translation 2 MODLM2036 20 Optional
The Translation Industry MODLM2017 20 Optional
Computer-Aided Translation MODLM2016 20 Optional
Principles of subtitling MODLM0010 20 Optional
Supervised Individual Study AFACM0008 20 Optional
Postgraduate Diploma   120  

Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Additional progress information

The award of an MA with Merit in the Faculty of Arts requires at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component and at least 65 out of 100 for the dissertation.

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