DISSERTATION (MA INTERPRETING) - 2017/8
Module code: TRAM200
School of Literature and Languages
DAVITTI E Dr (Lit & Langs)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 594
Tutorial Hours: 6
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation)||A TOPIC-BASED DISSERTATION OF 10-12 THOUSAND WORDS||100|
|Coursework||A 6-8 THOUSAND-WORD ANALYTICAL COMMENTARY BASED ON THE RECORDING||80|
|Coursework||TRANSCRIPTION OF A 2-4 THOUSAND WORDS INTERPRETING PROJECT||20|
|Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation)||DISSERTATION (MA INTERPRETING)||100|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
This module allows students to specialise in an aspect of the programme which is of particular interest to them by writing a topic-based dissertation based on thorough research on a specific Interpreting Studies issue, or to carry out a practical interpreting project with commentary in a language of their choice paired with English. Successful completion of the module requires close collaboration with a supervisor, and good planning and organisation skills.
Guide students along the identification and selection of an appropriate research topic or an interpreting project including the transcription process
Encourage students to discuss and assess the relevance and suitability of the topic/project of their choice critically
Enable students to narrow down the research topic/interpreting project chosen to something manageable and achievable within the scope of an MA dissertation
Provide an opportunity for students to develop their topic/project independently and discuss it with a supervisor
Guide strudents along the production of an extended piece of academic work
Enable students to synthesise the skills and knowledge which they have acquired throughout the academic year.
|1||Produce a topic-based dissertation or a transcript of an interpreting performance plus an analytical commentary of around 10-12 thousand words in total||KCT|
|2||Demonstrate insight into, reflect on and critically engage with the process of interpreting||KC|
|3||Work independently on an extended piece of work in a sustained way with guidance||PT|
|4||Demonstrate research skills developed to a level of complexity and sophistication commensurate with masters level descriptors||KCT|
|5||Plan and manage larger projects over a period of time to meet deadlines and quality expectations||PT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
Dissertation preparation workshops
One-to-one dissertation supervision meetings
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Stimulate critical thinking and independent research
Develop time-management and interpersonal skills
The learning and teaching methods include:
Dissertation preparation workshops (6 hours)
Independent research (594 hours)
Individual consultation and discussion during agreed supervision meetings
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to produce an original piece of work commensurate with the MA level, work independently and comply with academic standards.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
EITHER A topic-based dissertation of 10-12 thousand words (100% weighting)
OR The transcript of an interpreting project of 2-4 thousand words (20% weighting) plus a 6-8 thousand-word analytical commentary (80% weighting).
Students will discuss the development of their research topic/interpreting project plus commentary with a supervisor designated to them by the Programme Leader.
Students will receive written feedback on their dissertation proposals and on their dissertations, as well as oral or written feedback on agreed drafts and transcript samples submitted to their supervisors.
Reading list for DISSERTATION (MA INTERPRETING) : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/tram200
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