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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Work Placement
Module Code LC528
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Mary Phelan
Semester 2: Mary Phelan
Autumn: Mary Phelan
Module TeachersMary Phelan
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 30
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module provides students with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks working in a translation-related commercial or other environment. Students keep a reflective journal over the course of three months (normally June, July and August).

Learning Outcomes

1. Apply experience and skills acquired over the course of semesters one and two in a work environment
2. Reflect on the role of translation in society
3. Undertake assigned tasks in a commercial or other setting involving translation
4. Identify opportunities for career development and lifelong learning

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Integrated training (INTRA)480Twelve weeks of work, 40 hours per week
Workplace application50Research on potential workplaces, application, cv, interview process
Workshop6How the work placement is organised. What students need to do. Writing a CV. Putting together an application. Attending an interview. What is involved in writing a reflective journal.
Fieldwork120Reflective journal describing experience
Independent Study94No Description
Total Workload: 750

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reflective journalStudents will keep a reflective journal covering their preparation for the work placement, research on available work placements, the application process and day to day work.100%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 2
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    MTSMaster of Arts in Translation Studies
    MTTMSc in Translation Technology

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