Master’s Thesis and Supervision – Translation

GRADUATE STUDY PROGRAMME IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, SPECIALIZATION IN TRANSLATION

Thesis registration form (word.doc)

M. A. Theses

The student chooses one of the following two options in agreement with the thesis supervisor:

A. The project includes 30 standard pages of annotated translation, accompanied by a 15-20 page long discussion. In the discussion the student presents and explains the problems encountered in the translations, discusses the procedures and solutions used, defending them with arguments using the insights and metalanguage of contemporary translation theories.

B. The project consists of a paper reporting on a piece of empirical research in the area of translation studies. The research paper should be 25-30 pages long.

Supervision

M.A. theses in translation may be supervised by the teaching staff of the English Department (including the lectors). In option B, empirical research may be supervised by lectors holding an M.A. or Ph.D. degree who have relevant publications in the area of translation studies, or by other staff members whose area of research is related to translation studies or can be applied to translation.

The M.A. theses should be registered under a working title, in agreement with the supervisor and the programme coordinator.

Interdisciplinary project

Option B may involve a research project related to the fields covered by the English Department and another department of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences that the student is enrolled in. In such cases, students should have two co-supervisors, one from each of the two departments.

Registering the thesis

All theses should be registered by filling in the registration form in agreement with the programme coordinator by the end of February of the current academic year. The registration forms should be signed by the student and the supervisor, and handed in at the Administration Office of the English Dept.

Submitting the thesis

The final version of the thesis should be submitted to the programme coordinator in both written and electronic formats.

 

Defending the thesis

Theses should be defended before a three-member defence committee made up of the supervisor and two more members of the Department. In case of interdisciplinary projects, the committee is made up of both co-supervisors and another member of either department involved.

The form of the thesis (option A)

The thesis should comprise the following elements:

 Cover page

 Table of contents

 Abstract (c. 200 words) and key words

 Discussion

 Translations

 Appendices (glossaries etc.)

 References / Resources

 Notes

The discussion and notes should be in English.

The formatting should be Times New Roman 12, line spacing 1.5.

The cover page should contain the following elements:

 The name of the Faculty and the Department

 The student’s name

 The title of the thesis

 The supervisor’s name

 The year

The translations should be 30 pages long, while the discussion should be 15-20 pages long.

The form of the thesis (Option B)

The thesis should comprise the following elements:

 Cover page

 Table of contents

 Abstract (c. 200 words)

 Key words

 Introduction

 Previous research, Literature overview and/or Key concepts

 Aims and hypotheses

 Methodology

 Findings

 Conclusions

 References / Resources

 Appendices

 Notes

The paper should be written in English.

The formatting should be Times New Roman 12, line spacing 1.5.

The cover page should contain the following elements:

 The name of the Faculty and the Department

 The student’s name

 The title of the thesis

 The supervisor’s name

 The year

The research paper should be 5-30 pages long (excluding the appendices).

Programme coordinator: Dr. Nataša Pavlović (npavlovi@ffzg.hr)

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