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SML8098 : Dissertation

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Mrs Phoebe Yu
  • Owning School: Modern Languages
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 3 Credit Value: 60
ECTS Credits: 30.0


To undertake a limited, independent research project in a relevant area of translating and interpreting studies.
To report on research in a substantial document showing a coherent grasp of theory, sound investigative skills and clear, in-depth analysis.

As an alternative to a Translating or Interpreting Project on a translating and/or interpreting-based MA, students undertake independent research in translating or interpreting studies under the guidance of a supervisor. They then write up their work in a dissertation of 15,000-18,000 words.

Outline Of Syllabus

As these are individual projects, there is no pre-set syllabus.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching51:005:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1595:00595:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The large amount of fieldwork and private-study time (including writing time), guided by 1:1 supervisor: supervisee contact, is appropriate for an independent research project

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation3A100During the summer vacation. 15-18,000 words.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

A dissertation of 15,000–18,000 words. Set in Semester 3; to be submitted by September of the final year in which the degree is taken (for exact date, see Degree Programme Handbook).

The dissertation provides written evidence of all the learning outcomes.

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