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Unit Overview


This unit is part of a three part dissertation sequence which provides an opportunity for students to develop their ideas and analytical skills acquired in the coursework units of Translation Studies.

Students commence with EURO4101 Advanced Research Skills, in which they are encouraged to develop their own research projects based on theoretical and disciplinary knowledge acquired in the first year of the Master's studies. Students may apply the empirical methodologies and analytical skills imparted in those core units, or choose a particular type of translation (e.g. economic, legal, literary or scientific) as analysed in the Specialised Translation units, and explore diverse translation genres and issues from different perspectives and points of view.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) develop critical and independent thinking; (2) identify and discuss key issues in translation practice and research; (3) locate relevant research materials from a range of sources and in the specific language pairs chosen for study; and (4) develop practical problem-solving skills through the innovative use of up-to-date translation resources and techniques.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: dissertation (continuing assessment). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Anna Gadd
Unit rules
units to the value of 48 points in the Master of Translation Studies (12520)
EURO4101 Advanced Research Skills
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.