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Programme structure: Chinese-English 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 section describes which Units you will take in which year of study. It indicates which units are mandatory and where you will be able to choose. The overall pass marks you will need to achieve in order to progress or achieve an award are shown. The full regulations concerning progression and completion are held in the University's Regulations and Code of Practice. Any particular aspects of your programme that are unusual will be highlighted. If any Units are must pass this will be shown below. The linked unit specifications detail any additional requirements.

    What do the Levels represent?

    What do the teaching blocks (TB) mean?

  • Year 1 (2022/23)

This programme can be taken on a part time basis if required.

The unit pass mark for the MA in Chinese-English Translation is 50.

The programme pass mark is 50.

Students require 60 credits at the end of TB1 to progress to the next stage of the programme.

Students require 120 credits at the end of TB2 to progress to the dissertation stage.

A merit may be awarded to a student who obtains an average of 60% for stages 1 and 2, and 60% for the dissertation.

A distinction may be awarded to a student who obtains an average of 65% for stages 1 and 2, and 70% for the dissertation.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Dissertation MODLM0012 60 Mandatory TB-2
Translation Practice and Analysis I: Chinese MODLM0053 20 Mandatory TB-1
Theories of Translation MODLM0005 20 Mandatory TB-1
Translation Practice and Analysis II: Chinese MODLM0054 20 Mandatory TB-2
Computer-Assisted Translation MODLM0048 10 Mandatory TB-1
Introduction to Liaison Interpreting MODLM0027 10 Mandatory TB-1
This unit is non credit-bearing on this programme
Select 40cp from:
Translation for Subtitling MODLM0009 20 Optional TB-2
The Translation Industry MODLM2017 20 Optional TB-2
Liaison Interpreting for Business MODLM0026 20 Optional TB-2
Game Localization MODLM0028 20 Optional TB-2
Translation and International Film Distribution MODLM0040 20 Optional TB-2
Students may take the following 20cp unit in place of 20cp of optional units from the list. This unit is available in TB-2 for this programme, however it may be possible to take this unit in TB-1 with the agreement of the programme director:
Supervised Individual Study MODLM0049 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Chinese-English Translation (MA)   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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