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MODL5302M Extended Translations

30 creditsClass Size: 150

Module manager: Elisabetta Adami

Taught: 1 Jan to 31 Aug View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is mutually exclusive with

MODL5301MDissertation: Translation Studies

This module is not approved as an Elective


This module is designed to provide students with experience in producing medium-length translation of a professional standard from one or two languages into English; it is also intended to increase participants' awareness of what the translation process involves.


Students will be expected to produce two translations of significant length, each with a commentary. The specific texts to be translated will be chosen by the individual student, although subject to the agreement of his or her supervisor and the programme directors. The two translations should relate to different subject fields (although these may fall within a single text-type); for students offering two foreign languages one translation should normally be from language I into English and the other from language II into English. Students who are doing any module involving translation out of English (e.g. MODL5111M, MODL5112M or MODL5116M) may elect to do one translation out of English in place of one of these translations. In exceptional circumstances, other students may also do one of their extended translations out of English, subject to the approval of the programme directors.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours296.00
Total Contact hours4.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

Research for and translation of two texts

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Through supervision sessions with supervisors

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Project2 x 4,000-5,000 word translations or equivalent in character-based languages, each with a commentary to be submitted at the end of August100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:23:58


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