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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Applied Translation Studies

Programme code:MA-ATSUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Dragos Ciobanu Contact address:D.I.Ciobanu@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

For entry requirements for this course please visit www.leeds.ac.uk/coursefinder

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

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Programme specification:

The world market in translation is currently thought to be worth up to $15 billion, and is increasing by as much as 20%-25% a year. Furthermore, it is estimated that only 5%-10% of current world demand is met. This situation certainly augurs well for those planning a career as a translator. Experience has shown that students who have completed the MAATS programme have had no difficulty entering the profession; in other words, with the skills which they acquire at Leeds, graduates are well equipped for work in this fascinating and dynamic field.

In addition, the range of core and optional modules allows students to tailor the programme to their own interests and future career aspirations. They benefit from the diverse and innovative teaching methods employed. For example, the use of team translation projects in the Computer-Assisted Translation module allows them to gain experience of a range of roles in modern language services, beyond simply translating.

Finally, the electronic tools available at Leeds (translation memory tools, machine translation, subtitling software, corpora) represent an exceptional opportunity for students to acquire skills in high demand and short supply in today's translation and localisation industries.


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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

MODL5000MComputer-Assisted Translation and Localisation Project Management45 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL5001MMethods and Approaches in Translation Studies30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

- Candidates will be required to study at least 30 credits (to one direction) from the following optional modules.
- Native speakers of Arabic, Chinese or Japanese may choose to translate only out of English into their mother tongue.

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 creditsSemester 1
MODL5118MSpecialised Russian-English Translation A15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5119MSpecialised Spanish-English Translation A15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5120MSpecialised English-Arabic Translation A15 creditsSemester 1
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 creditsSemester 2
MODL5128MSpecialised Russian-English Translation B15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5129MSpecialised Spanish-English Translation B15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5130MSpecialised English-Arabic Translation B15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5211MSpecialised Arabic-English Translation15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5212MSpecialised English-Chinese Translation A15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5221MSpecialised Arabic-English Translation B15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5222MSpecialised English-Chinese Translation B15 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

Candidates must choose one of the following 'summer project' modules:

MODL5301MDissertation: Translation Studies30 credits1 Jan to 31 Aug
MODL5302MExtended Translations30 credits1 Jan to 31 Aug

Candidates may study up to 45 credits from the following optional modules. Candidates may not select a module from this module group that they have selected in another group.

ARAB5080MTranslation for International Organisations (English-Arabic)15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5003MPrinciples and Applications of Machine Translation15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5006MIntroduction to Screen Translation15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5007MCorpus Linguistics for Translators15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5009MEnglish for Translators15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5017MIntroduction to Interpreting Skills15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5018MGenres in Translation15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5019MAn Introduction to Legal Translation15 creditsNot running in 201920
MODL5028MInternational Organisations: Context, Theory and Practice15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5030MLiterary Translation15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5050MWriting for Professional Purposes15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5120MSpecialised English-Arabic Translation A15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5130MSpecialised English-Arabic Translation B15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5211MSpecialised Arabic-English Translation15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5212MSpecialised English-Chinese Translation A15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5221MSpecialised Arabic-English Translation B15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5222MSpecialised English-Chinese Translation B15 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

- Not all modules will be available every year.

Elective modules:

Alternatively, candidates may study up to 45 credits of electives offered within the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, the Language Centre, or (with the Programme Manager's agreement) elsewhere in the University.

Last updated: 29/04/2019

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