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2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

MODL5245M Localisation and Project Management

15 creditsClass Size: 90

Module manager: Faruk Mardan

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

Even though localisation has developed as a separate industry domain, this field shares the same principles as translation, meaning that translators are ideally placed to work in this field. This module acquaints students with the general principles of a localisation workflow and project management and provide students with an opportunity to gain practical experience in producing localisation content, commissioning and coordinating localisation projects.


The module aims to help students develop a good understanding of the principles and different types of localisation. It prepares students with analytical skills to consider meaning-making in multimodal texts such as websites, corporate videos and video games. The module also provides students the analytical and critical skills to consider target context and apply relevant localisation strategies. Students will be introduced to specialised localisation tools and software and equipped with an advanced understanding of localisation workflows and localisation project management.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. explain the principles of localisation
2. analyse source text and target context features and identify relevant localisation strategies
3. use a range of localisation tools and software for game, website and corporate video localisation
4. show a good understanding of localisation project management, project constraints and have a good knowledge of the current developments of localisation
5. participate in and coordinate multilingual localisation projects
6. advise on streamlining the localisation workflow using the resources available

Skills outcomes
- Game, website and corporate video localisation skills;
- Localisation project management skills;
- Localisation quality-related analytical skills


In this module, you will be trained to use a range of localisation tools and software in order to carry out localisation project and devise localisation strategies. You will also explore the different areas of localisation, including but not limited to game, website and corporate video localisation.
By engaging you with the advanced features of localisation tools, this module mimics real-life scenarios, allowing you to practise developing and managing localisation projects. You will be introduced to a wide range of resources and literature on localisation, which allow you to pursue further research interest or advise your future employer on applying the most appropriate localisation resources and tools.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours60.00
Private study hours70.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

For their independent online learning, students are expected to:
• Carry out literature research (10h)
• Complete practical exercises (25h)
• Coordinate localisation projects (20h)
• Prepare presentations (5h)
For their private study, students are expected to:
• Conduct further research on the subjects covered in class (30h)
• Complete take-home assignments (40h)

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

1. In-class verbal feedback on their answers to questions and ideas presented
2. One verbal feedback on the performance on the presentation
3. One written feedback on the final assessment

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Case StudyCase-study review and workplan100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Students will be presented with a source case and a request for localisation. They will be expected to submit: 1. Commentary presenting and justifying their localisation strategy 2. Workplan and timeline 3. Quote and invoice

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/05/2022


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