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Programme structure: Translation (MA) - what's running in 2022/23

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, student choice and timetabling constraints.

This programme can be taken over one, two or three years.

Full-time programme structure: (120cps of taught units and 60cps dissertation - totalling 180 credits)

  • Students will take MODLM2015 “Theories of Translation” in their first term (TB-1).
  • Students will also take “Translation Practice and Analysis I” and “Translation Practice and Analysis II” in one language.
  • Optional units may be selected from List D or, where not already taken, from Lists B and C.
  • Students will submit a dissertation in September following their year of study.
  • Graduation will take place the following February.
Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
List A:
Theories of Translation MODLM2015 20 Mandatory TB-1
Dissertation (MA Translation) MODLM2037 60 Mandatory AYEAR
List B: Students take one unit (20cp) from this list.
Translation Practice and Analysis I: German MODLM0055 20 Optional TB-1
Translation Practice and Analysis I: French MODLM0056 20 Optional TB-1
Translation Practice and Analysis I: Italian MODLM0057 20 Optional TB-1
Translation Practice and Analysis I: Mandarin MODLM0058 20 Optional TB-1
Translation Practice and Analysis I: Portuguese MODLM0059 20 Optional TB-1
Translation Practice and Analysis I: Russian MODLM0060 20 Optional TB-1
Translation Practice and Analysis I: Spanish MODLM0061 20 Optional TB-1
List C: Students take one unit (20cp) from this list.
Translation Practice and Analysis II: French MODLM0062 20 Optional TB-2
Translation Practice and Analysis II: German MODLM0063 20 Optional TB-2
Translation Practice and Analysis II: Italian MODLM0064 20 Optional TB-2
Translation Practice and Analysis II: Mandarin MODLM0065 20 Optional TB-2
Translation Practice and Analysis II: Russian MODLM0067 20 Optional TB-2
Translation Practice and Analysis II: Portuguese MODLM0066 20 Optional TB-2
Translation Practice and Analysis II: Spanish MODLM0068 20 Optional TB-2
List D: Students may take 3 units (60cp) from this list, or may choose a total of 60cp from units appearing on this list and/or on lists B and C (that have not already been taken).
Principles of subtitling MODLM0010 20 Optional TB-2
Computer-Aided Translation II MODLM0039 20 Optional TB-2
Supervised Individual Study MODLM0049 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Computer-Aided Translation MODLM2016 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
The Translation Industry MODLM2017 20 Optional TB-2
MA Translation   180    

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 but is permitted in designated programmes (as set out in the programme specification) where students choose to withdraw from the intended programme but otherwise achieve the necessary credit points for the exit 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.

** For the award of Distinction, the Faculty of Engineering requires at least 70 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation.

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.

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