Learning and assessment
How you will learn
We are preparing your tutorials, laboratory classes, workshops and seminars so that you can study and discuss your subjects with your tutors and fellow students in stimulating and enjoyable ways. While we will keep some elements of online course delivery, particularly while Covid-19 restrictions remain in place or where this enhances course delivery, teaching is being planned to take place in-person wherever possible. This will be subject to government guidance remaining unchanged.
We will use the best of digital technologies to support both your in-person and online teaching. We will provide live, interactive online sessions, alongside pre-recorded teaching materials so that you can work through them at your own pace. While the mix of in-person and digital teaching will vary by course, we aim to increase the proportion of in-person teaching in the spring term.
The programme is structured around core modules in translation and interpreting. Use of translation technology is included to create a comprehensive skillset that all modern language professionals have.
We teach in small-group workshops so that students can maximise their practice. The programme combines practical, technological and theoretical training in translation and bilateral interpreting between English and Chinese.
How you will be assessed
All assessments in the 2021/22 academic year will be delivered online unless there is a professional accreditation requirement or a specific need for on-campus delivery and in-person invigilation.
Most of our modules combine theory and practice. You will be assessed with a combination of activities to ensure that you achieve the learning objective.
You must pass each module with at least 50% to progress.
Those who complete the taught modules will be allowed to progress to dissertation in the summer.
Your final degree classification will be based on successful completion of both the taught and dissertation stages.
Contact time and study hours
The minimum scheduled contact time you will have is 20 hours per module. The dissertation has a maximum of five hours one-to-one contact time.
As well as your timetabled sessions you’ll carry out extensive self-study. This will include course reading and seminar preparation. As a guide 20 credits (a typical module) is about 200 hours of work (combined teaching and self-study).