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Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19

Course Overview

This course will enable students to gain an insight into the theoretical framework of translation and will also enable students to grasp some of the main issues and concepts in translation theory and practice which go beyond linguistic concepts.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
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?

  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Spanish And Latin American Studies (SP)

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

The course will deepen students' understanding of some contemporary approaches to translation with specific reference to methodology. 

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Translation Quality Assessment Exercise (50%)

700 words reflective exercise (25%)

Course journal (25%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandGain confidence in planning and researching for translation assignments of a semi-specialised nature.
ProceduralCreateAn ability to execute semi-specialised translation assignments into and from English based on a coherent research plan and verification process, and tailored to a specific client brief.
ReflectionEvaluateAn ability to engage in problem solving tasks.
ProceduralApplyAble to question their own and others’ translation decisions in a constructive and respectful way in discussion classes.

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