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MA Interpreting and Translating – 1 year Chinese

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    MA 1 year full-time

Course Description

Acquire the skills to become a professional interpreter and translator between Chinese (Mandarin) and English on this practical and respected master’s course.

Our MA in Interpreting and Translating course will equip you with a joint qualification in both disciplines. This will prepare you to work as a conference interpreter and professional translator.

You’ll learn from highly experienced tutors who work or have previously worked as professional translators and interpreters. Some have interpreted for heads of state and government ministers, and most work for international organisations alongside teaching. You’ll benefit from their wealth of experience and contemporary knowledge.

This course is also available in a European languages pathway.

Entry Requirements

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.

To apply for the Chinese pathway, you must normally have mother tongue competence in Chinese or English.

Please note you must meet the English language requirements before applying to this programme.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

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Fees

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Student Destinations

The MA Interpreting and Translating is a vocational course with an excellent international reputation. Many of our graduates have gone on to work in a range of interpreting and translating roles, while others have used the transferable skills gained to pursue further study or careers in teaching, publishing, and design.

Recent graduates have gone on to roles such as:

  • Interpreter and Translator, Universal Studios Beijing Theme Park and Resort
  • Freelance/In-House Conference Interpreter, United Nations
  • Relationship Manager, Citi Bank
  • Simultaneous Interpreter, Ping An Insurance
  • Chinese Linguist, Morningside

Module Details

Year 1

Semester 1

You’ll choose 5 credits of optional units across Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Compulsory units

  • Chinese-English liaison and public service interpreting
  • English-Chinese consecutive interpreting
  • English-Chinese simultaneous interpreting
  • English-Chinese translation

Optional units

  • Public speaking

Semester 2

You’ll choose 5 credits of optional units across Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Compulsory units

  • Chinese-English liaison and public service interpreting
    Continued
  • English-Chinese consecutive interpreting
    Continued
  • English-Chinese simultaneous interpreting
    Continued
  • English-Chinese translation
    Continued

Optional units

  • Translation technology

Summer

Compulsory units

  • Dissertation or project

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