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PGDip Applied Translation Studies

Year 1

(Award available for year: Postgraduate Diploma)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able:
- to demonstrate competence in
i. the exercise of intellectual abilities including translation and revision of a range of text types, and assessing translation quality;
ii. appropriate independent use of translation technologies in translation, project management, localisation and terminology management, including specialist Computer-Assisted Translation and localisation tools;
iii. the application of theoretical concepts in Translation Studies in order to rate and improve their own translation performance.
- to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own scholarship in the field of Translation Studies;
- to take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others, particularly in translation project management and effective team translation projects;
- proactively to formulate ideas and hypotheses and to evaluate these;
- critically to evaluate current issues and research in Translation Studies.

Transferable (key) skills

Masters (taught), Postgraduate Diploma & Postgraduate Certificate students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme;
- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;
- evaluating their own achievement and that of others;
- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;
- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;
- critically to engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.


Achievement for the Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:
- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;
- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;
- evaluating received opinion;
- making sound judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.


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