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General
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  • 2009-06-15
  • Spain
  • Universidad de Vigo
  • Grupo de Investigación Traducción & Paratraducción
  • Burghard Baltrusch
  • Associate Professor
  • Burghard Baltrusch
  • Both
Structure
  • Tradución & Paratradución (Translation & Paratranslation), Graduate Program: Master and PhD, officially devoted to Translation Studies, http://webs.uvigo.es/paratraduccion/
  • Master (1 year); PhD (1 year of coursework followed by dissertation defence, usually 2 or 3 more years)
  • No
Admission
  • 4 years, titles required: BA and MA in Translation.
  • Yes (, Linguistics, Literature, Philology, Anthropology, Fine Arts, Media Studies, Sociology, Politics, Economy, Law, etc.)
  • Students are free to choose a topic which must be approved of by his/her advisor from the PhD Program
  • A member of the PhD Program accepts the research topic and the Department of Translation and Interpretation as well as the PhD Committee must admit the proposal.
  • Fees 1st year: 700 euros, Fees 2nd year: 407 euros, Fees during Thesis: about 400 euros per year.
    Funding: Scholarships are provided both by the University of Vigo and the Autonomous and central Government for students who meet standards of academic excellence.
Programme
  • Seminars with 3 ECTS credits each, from 2009 on there will be Seminars with 3, 6 or 9 ECTS credits each
  • 20 ECTS credits in theoretical/practical courses are required before beginning the research work; a 100 page research work (worth 12 ECTS credits) is required before beginning a Thesis
  • Participation in the activities of the Translation & Paratranslation Research Groups, which include field trips, occasional seminars, lectures and conferences, digital platforms, blogs, etc.
  • Thesis: average expected length: not specified
    language requirements: not specified
    time-limit for completion of the thesis: not specified
    possibilities to do a thesis based on articles: not permitted
    any other relevant information.
  • Yes
Supervision
  • All PhDs who teach in the PhD Program
    Can supervisors come from a different university or country? Yes, but only if there is a another co-supervisor linked to the PhD program at the home institution
    Is their role defined explicitly? Yes
  • The thesis’s supervisor is usually one.
    Is joint supervision possible? Yes Is it usual? No
  • This depends on the supervisors and on the University´s PhD Commission if the candidate receives funding
Assessment
  • A copy of the thesis must be submitted to the Doctoral Studies Office. The proposal for the Thesis Committee may also be approved of by the Department. There will be a 15-working day period from the thesis submission to its defence, in which any doctor will be allowed to read the thesis or make allegations. Once the defense deadline is over, the thesis will be accepted for consideration, if applicable, in the following Doctoral Studies Commission meeting. Should there exist already a Thesis Committee proposal, this will be officially approved of by the Commission . The Doctoral Studies Commission will inform the members of the Thesis Committee about their appointment, and will remind them that they must issue an assessment report within a month from the day they receive the thesis. Once the members of the Thesis Committee have been appointed, the Department will send them a copy of the thesis, together with the doctoral student's C.V. After having received the thesis, every member of the Committee will issue an assessment report within a month and send a copy to the Postgraduate Studies Commission Chairperson. Once all the reports have been received, the thesis’ public presentation may or may not be authorized. Should all the reports be clearly favourable, the Commission Chairperson will authorize presentation by the Doctoral Studies Commission. Otherwise, the Commission will tackle the matter in their following meeting. The Board secretary will communicate the thesis public defence date in a 15-calendar day notice. Public presentation and defence of the Thesis. Deliberation by the Thesis Committee and Report issue (aprobado, notable, sobresaliente, sobresaliente cum laude=A, B, C with honours). Confidential assessment reports, for the purpose of extraordinary awards. Submission of application form at the Doctoral Studies Office.
  • All doctoral theses are automatically published in a CD-ROM version at Vigo University. Publication is not a requirement.
Other
  • Strengths: Close personal assessment
    Weaknesses: Students must obligatorily go through a period of 2 years of coursework previous to the beginning of their research for a doctoral thesis (although this is expected to change after 2010)