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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Dissertation
Module Code LC503
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Sheila Castilho Monteiro De Sousa
Semester 2: Sheila Castilho Monteiro De Sousa
Autumn: Sheila Castilho Monteiro De Sousa
Module TeachersJoss Moorkens
Mary Phelan
Sheila Castilho Monteiro De Sousa
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 30
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only
12,000 word dissertation.

In this module students conduct original research under the guidance of a supervisor, and report on that research in a 12,000 word dissertation.

Learning Outcomes

1. express research questions in a clear manner
2. synthesise information and arguments from a range of appropriate sources
3. select a methodology appropriate to a given research question
4. analyse selected data using well motivated conceptual tools
5. present research in an appropriate academic style and using appropriate referencing conventions

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture6Students are required to have at least three meeting with an allocated supervisor
Tutorial4Students are required to attend dissertation workshops.
Independent Study740No 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

Possible Topics
Terminology, Translation Criticism, Translation Quality Assessment, Issues in Translation Theory, Translation History, Audio Visual Translation, Translation Technology, Software Localisation, Corpus Linguistics, Conference/Community Interpreting.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Extended Essay / Dissertation12,000 word dissertation100%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
    Date of Last Revision19-OCT-09

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