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MA Arabic/English Translation(Part-Time)

Year 1

(Award available for year: Postgraduate Certificate)

Learning outcomes

On completion of year 1 of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able:

- to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of concepts, information and techniques involved in the study of translation theory; or to demonstrate in-depth, specialist knowledge and mastery of the skills required for practical Arabic translation.
- to demonstrate some understanding of techniques applicable to their own research in Arabic translation and translation studies;
- to take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others;
- proactively to formulate ideas and hypotheses and to develop, implement and execute plans by which to evaluate these.

Transferable (key) skills

During Year 1 of the programme, students will have begun 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 Arabic language and Arabic translation-oriented industry;
- 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;
- critical engagement in the development of professional norms.


Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:
- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to Arabic translation-related area;
- evaluating and criticising received opinion;
- make reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.


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