LA899-7-SU-CO:
Dissertation

The details
2023/24
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Summer
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Monday 22 April 2024
Friday 28 June 2024
60
04 April 2022

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
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Key module for

MA Q2Q912 Audiovisual and Literary Translation,
MA Q2Q924 Audiovisual and Literary Translation,
MA Q91012 Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling,
MA Q91024 Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling,
MA Q91112 Translation and Professional Practice,
MA Q91124 Translation and Professional Practice,
MA Q91T12 Advanced Interpreting with Specialised Translation (Chinese-English),
MA Q91T24 Advanced Interpreting with Specialised Translation (Chinese-English),
MA T1Q912 Conference Interpreting and Translation (Chinese-English),
MA Q91212 Chinese-English Translation and Professional Practice,
MA Q91224 Chinese-English Translation and Professional Practice

Module description

To allow students to undertake a significant self-directed practical project in either Translation or Interpreting or subtitling to which students can apply the skills and knowledge they have acquired in their MA course. A critical and self-reflective evaluation of the various phases of the project, including preparation and outcome, will be presented in a substantiated dissertation format in English.

Module aims

This module offers students the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills developed earlier in their master's course to work on a project of their choice based on one of the areas of interests i.e. Translation, Interpreting or Subtitling. The project based dissertation leads to the production of a substantial project report that will both meet the University's academic requirements for a master's level project and the professional standards of the practical side.
Students will mainly work independently, however, group and individual meetings with their supervisor will provide guidance and feedback on work presented

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will demonstrate to:
* Have a critical appreciation of how advanced translation/interpreting/subtitling skills can be applied to relevant texts.
* Be able to produce significant and substantial piece(s) of translation/interpreting work within a specific context.
* Be able to work effectively managing time, activities in order to address a defined project to the agreed supervision schedule and deadlines.
* Be able to produce a significant and substantial piece of written work at an academic level.
* Have performed a variety of tasks such as researching and collecting data, translating, terminology collecting and organising, proof reading, post-editing or revising.
* Be able to reflect on knowledge and performance, seek and use feedback, and identify career development needs.

Module information

N/A

Learning and teaching methods

-Scheduled group and one to one meeting with supervisors -Peer workshops

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Dissertation - Portfolio  06/09/2024  50% 
Coursework   Dissertation - Commentary  06/09/2024  50% 

Additional coursework information

N/A

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

100 per cent Coursework Mark

Reassessment

100 per cent Coursework Mark

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Ms Ignazia Posadinu, email: ignazia.posadinu@essex.ac.uk.
Various
4.320A; ignazia.posadinu@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Dr Chonglong Gu
University of Liverpool
Lecturer in Chinese Translation Studies
Dr Eloisa Monteoliva
Heriot-Watt University
Assistant Professor in Spanish (Translation & Interpreting)
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 12 hours, 12 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information
Language and Linguistics

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