MSc Translation Studies: Translation and Professional Practice Dissertation (Glasgow-Nankai JGS) MODLANG5028P

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course aims to allow students to develop a sustained critical discussion or a translation-related project in an area of the student's personal research interests within the field of Translation Studies subject to consultation with relevant supervisors.


Glasgow will partake in the dissertation proposal and defence processes. Nankai will undertake

primary supervision and the hands-on direction of dissertation students.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

Standard entry to Masters at College level.


The following regulations on progression to dissertation apply (Section 6):

Excluded Courses





Dissertation of 12,000- 15,000 words.

Course Aims

This course aims to:

develop the skill of sustaining an argument in an area of the student's personal research interests within the field of Translation Studies;

develop translation-related skills in the context of an extended body or portfolio of work;

promote an engagement with other scholarly, critical or theoretical arguments relevant to Translation Studies;

encourage the application of acquired translation and research skills to a supervised project;

lay the foundations for potential further research at PhD level (if appropriate).

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

acquire, use and critically evaluate approaches, resources and other materials in Translation Studies;

develop and apply newly acquired detailed knowledge of and competence in English and Mandarin;

produce a substantial piece of written work in clear and appropriate language relevant to the academic / vocational context;

effectively apply bibliographic skills appropriate to the academic context;

successfully employ information-technology skills and access electronic data as appropriate;

hone their time-management and organisational skills.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

A grade D3 or better in the dissertation.