MASTER’S DEGREE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND COMMUNICATION IN LANGUAGE EDUCATION AND PROCESSING (UNED)
The master offers two possible routes for the students: professional or researcher. When opting for the first, the student is required to complete an internship, and has the support of companies and institutions related to the world of e-learning or distance language learning, translation, lexicography, speech technologies, documentation, etc. Those companies and institutions welcome/take our graduate students for a period of approximately 250 hours (distributed conveniently as agreed by the parties, but in any case, towards the end of the course). The objective is that students complete an internship – face-to-face or online - on a topic related to some aspect of their studies (which will also be agreed on by company tutor, the coordinator of the corresponding module of the master’s degree, and with the approval of the student). As our institution has students all around the country (and some abroad), it has become necessary to have contacts with a range of centres to ensure adequate national coverage. Agreements have been signed with a varied group of companies to collaborate with the master’s degree in information and communications technology in language education and processing offering internships (telecommunications companies, publishing and online training companies etc.).
Each of these companies and institutions have signed an agreement that has been delivered to the address of this master’s degree. Numerous companies and relevant institutions already have cooperation agreements with the UNED for internship for all of its qualifications.
All partner companies are committed to the following:
To help students become familiar with the environment of their internship and provide them with all the available tools and resources available and needed for the designed practice.
To appoint a company tutor for each student, who will be responsible for ensuring everything related to his/her internship, namely:
o to make a detailed prior proposal of the activity for a period of 250 hours (with objectives, methodology, timing, etc.), to negotiate with the relevant course coordinator and reach an agreement with the student.
o monitor and advise the student according to his/her needs during the practice.
o submit a report with an evaluation of the student at the end of the internship according to the template provided by the course coordinator.
In order to do the practicum, it is compulsory to have passed a certain number of credits of the 1st term and to be registered to study a certain number of credits in the 2nd term (the specific requirements can be checked in the corresponding section).