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2011/12 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

PGDip Conference Interpreting - Bidirectional

Programme code:PGD-CI/BIUCAS code:
Duration:9 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Gracie Peng Contact

Total credits: 120

Entry requirements:

- A good undergraduate degree (2:1 honours or above, or the equivalent) and an excellent command of one or more foreign languages.
- Exceptionally, candidates with equivalent qualifications or experience will be considered.
- All candidates must pass an entry test in translation from one or two languages.
- Applicants will also need to attend an interview to assess their suitability for interpreting training.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Centre for Translation Studies MA Exam Board

Programme specification:

The programme will provide linguists, from the UK and abroad, who meet the entry requirements of the programme, with the opportunity to develop the skills of professional interpreting and translating and consolidate these skills by acquiring familiarity with a wide range of issues in the field of international affairs, politics, international business and science and technology.

Such training will enable graduates to apply the skills gained at the highest level in major international, governmental and non-governmental organisations as well as in commerce and diplomacy.

Intensive 'hands-on' teaching of interpreting is geared to international practice and includes a high level of participation of practising professional conference interpreters.

Interpreting classes take place in the state-of-the-art interpreting suite housed within the Language Centre, and simulated conferences in this suite comprise a major part of the training offered to students, enabling them to experience an environment as close as possible to that which they will be working in the future.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment, Learning Context]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

MODL5031MInterpreting Skills - One Language30 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 15 credits from the following modules:

MODL5761MConsecutive and Bilateral Interpreting: French15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5762MConsecutive and Bilateral Interpreting: German15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5763MConsecutive and Bilateral Interpreting: Italian15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5764MConsecutive and Bilateral Interpreting: Portuguese15 creditsNot running in 201112
MODL5765MConsecutive and Bilateral Interpreting: Russian15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5766MConsecutive and Bilateral Interpreting: Spanish15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5767MConsecutive and Bilateral Interpreting: Arabic15 creditsNot running in 201112
MODL5768MConsecutive and Bilateral Interpreting: Chinese15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5769MConsecutive and Bilateral Interpreting: Greek15 creditsNot running in 201112
MODL5770MConsecutive and Bilateral Interpreting: Japanese15 creditsNot running in 201112

Candidates will be required to study 15 credits from the following modules:

MODL5711MSimultaneous Interpreting: French15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5712MSimultaneous Interpreting: German15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5713MSimultaneous Interpreting: Italian15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5714MSimultaneous Interpreting: Portuguese15 creditsNot running in 201112
MODL5715MSimultaneous Interpreting: Russian15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5716MSimultaneous Interpreting: Spanish15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5717MSimultaneous Interpreting: Arabic15 creditsNot running in 201112
MODL5718MSimultaneous Interpreting: Chinese15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5719MSimultaneous Interpreting: Greek15 creditsNot running in 201112
MODL5720MSimultaneous Interpreting: Japanese15 creditsNot running in 201112

- Candidates may study up to 60 credits from the following optional modules.
- Candidates may not select a module from this group that they have selected in another group.

MODL5001MMethods and Approaches in Translation Studies30 creditsSemester 1
MODL5003MPrinciples and Applications of Machine Translation15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5005MComputers and the Translator15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5006MIntroduction to Screen Translation15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5007MCorpus Linguistics for Translators15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5009MEnglish for Translators15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5011MEnglish for Interpreters30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL5013MPrécis and Document Drafting15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5018MGenres in Translation15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5113MSpecialised French-English Translation A15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5114MSpecialised German-English Translation A15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5115MSpecialised Italian-English Translation A15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5117MSpecialised Portuguese-English Translation A15 creditsNot running in 201112
MODL5118MSpecialised Russian-English Translation A15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5119MSpecialised Spanish-English Translation A15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5120MSpecialised English-Arabic Translation A15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5121MSpecialised English-Polish Translation A15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5122MSpecialised Polish-English Translation A15 creditsNot running in 201112
MODL5123MSpecialised French-English Translation B15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5124MSpecialised German-English Translation B15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5125MSpecialised Italian-English Translation B15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5127MSpecialised Portuguese-English Translation B15 creditsNot running in 201112
MODL5128MSpecialised Russian-English Translation B15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5129MSpecialised Spanish-English Translation B15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5130MSpecialised English-Arabic Translation B15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5131MSpecialised English-Polish Translation B15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5132MSpecialised Polish-English Translation B15 creditsNot running in 201112
MODL5206MSpecialised Greek-English Translation A15 creditsNot running in 201112
MODL5211MSpecialised Arabic-English Translation15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5212MSpecialised English-Chinese Translation A15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5216MSpecialised English-Greek Translation A15 creditsNot running in 201112
MODL5221MSpecialised Arabic-English Translation B15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5222MSpecialised English-Chinese Translation B15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5226MSpecialised Greek-English Translation B15 creditsNot running in 201112
MODL5301MDissertation: Translation Studies30 creditsSemester 2
MODL5302MExtended Translations30 creditsSemester 2
MODL5306MSpecialised English-Japanese Translation A15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5312MSpecialised Chinese-English Translation A15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5316MSpecialised Japanese-English Translation A15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5322MSpecialised Chinese-English Translation B15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5326MSpecialised Japanese-English Translation B15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5336MSpecialised English-Japanese Translation B15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5416MSpecialised English-Greek Translation B15 creditsNot running in 201112

Elective modules:

Alternatively, candidates may study up to 60 credits of electives offered within the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, the Language Centre, or (with the Programme Director's agreement) elsewhere in the University.

Last updated: 05/04/2011


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