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2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

ARAB5022M Long Dissertation

60 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Dr Hanem El-Farahaty

Taught: 1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

Pre-requisite qualifications

Students must have passed all their taught modules on the MA in Arabic/English Translation (taken in semesters 1 and 2).

This module is mutually exclusive with

ARAB5021MLong Annotated Translation

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module should enable students to develop a specialist area within Translation Studies, involving some original research on the student’s part. By giving students an extended opportunity to develop a specific area of research expertise, the Long Dissertation module will be particularly useful for students wishing to go on to do further research work (e.g. a PhD).


On completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge of their specialist area within Translation Studies.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to produce an extended piece of written work based on supervised independent
investigation of a specialist topic within the field of translation studies. This will demonstrate an ability to formulate research questions, select
appropriate research methods with which to address them, develop a critical stance in relation to the topic and present a coherent argument
supported by academic evidence. Students should also be able to express themselves clearly and to present their work in line with normal academic standards.

Skills outcomes
Analytical skills
Critical thinking
Independent working
Research skills
Time management


To be agreed between the individual student, his or her supervisor and the programme directors.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours588.00
Total Contact hours12.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)600.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Agreement on plan, feedback on drafts.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay or Dissertation15-17,000 word dissertation to be submitted end of Sem 2100.00
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: 29/11/2022


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