Become a fully-fledged professional translator and equip yourself with the technological skills and strategies to succeed. This course introduces you to techniques and technology that will significantly improve your English and Chinese language competency to a higher level and develop your translation skills so you can deliver professional technical, scientific and audio-visual translation. Our training includes theories of translation, interpreting, audiovisual studies that will lay a solid foundation for further studies, as well as hands-on practice for you to become familiar with the latest technologies used by professionals in their everyday work. Key topics include: 

  • Principle of Translation and Interpreting 
  • Translation with Transcreation and Localisation 
  • Technologies of Translation 
  • Audiovisual Translation 
  • Subtitling. 

We are a leading UK university for language and linguistics research, a place where talented students become part of an academic community. You have an opportunity to study translation and interpretation in depth and prepare for your professional career. If you want a global outlook, are interested in communication, and want to study for a degree with real-world practical value in a world-class department, welcome to Essex. 

Why we’re great. 

  • On top of key modules in translation, we offer a fantastic range of optional modules in languages and linguistics to enhance your cultural awareness and boost your employability, covering topics such as Intercultural Communication, Language Learning and Teaching, English in the British Isles, in multi-cultural classes 
  • We organise weekly seminars, workshops and field trips led by internationally renowned experts from the industry 
  • We train students to be translators exceeding global industrial standards, ready for the market, offering top-of-the-notch services through effective self-marketing and professional business management 

Study Details:

MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Student Destinations

This course improves your language and communication skills and allows you to gain an in depth understanding of Chinese-English translation. Completing our MA Chinese-English Translation and Professional Practice prepares you for a professional career in translation. The professional practice element provides you with knowledge of the business aspects of translation and opens doors to many career opportunities such as translators, post-editors and proof-readers.


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Entry Requirements

We will consider applicants with a 2:2 or above (or international equivalent) in a subject which has a major component of English.

If Mandarin Chinese is not your first language, you will need to hold HSK level 6 to be considered for this course.

Applicants may be required to successfully pass a Translation aptitude test.

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