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Course Overview

This course enables students to gain an insight into the theoretical framework of translation and of interpreting.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Maria Sanchez-Ortiz

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course will:

Help students to grasp some of the main issues and concepts in translation theory and practice which go beyond linguistic concepts.

Help deepen students' understanding of some contemporary approaches to translation with specific reference to methodology. Enable students to grasp some of the main issues and concepts in translation theory and practice which go beyond linguistic concepts. Introduce students to the issues involved in the three forms of interpreting (liaison, simultaneous and consecutive). Introduce students to the role of the interpreter in different settings.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 9 - 19

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1000 words reflective exercise (50%)

Course journal (50%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandAn understanding of the key issues relevant to translation and interpreting studies.
ReflectionAnalyseSuggest appropriate strategies when dealing with specific translation problems and specific interpreting situations.
ConceptualApplyGain an awareness of and ability to discuss translation and interpreting problems.

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