This course uses English and Chinese as working languages.
Stage one is common to the suite of Masters' courses in Translating and Interpreting. You will take compulsory modules that typically include:
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A 2:1 honours degree or a degree with a minimum average of 75% (or GPA 2.75) on your transcript. In addition, we require native English speaking applicants to have good degree-level knowledge of Chinese. When applying, please enclose any evidence you may have to support your second language proficiency qualification. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who have at least two years' full-time experience as a translator or an interpreter.
If your first language is not English you need IELTS 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in speaking and writing and 6.0 in listening and reading. Your qualification must be no more than two years old on starting the course. No equivalent English language qualifications are considered.
If you meet the entry requirements for stage one, you will be registered on to the MA in Translating and Interpreting, starting at stage one. Upon successful completion of this stage, you will take one of the suitable pathways, according to your academic results and your personal preferences.
If you leave the MA after completing stage one, without proceeding to stage two, you will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Translating and Interpreting, subject to your academic results.
A 2:1 honours degree or a degree with a minimum average of 80% (or GPA 3.0) on your transcript. You must also have expert second-language knowledge.
If your first language is not English you need IELTS 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in all sub-sections. Your qualification must be no more than two years old on starting the course. No equivalent English language qualifications are considered.
If you leave the MA after completing stage two, without proceeding to a dissertation or project, you will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Interpreting. This depends on your academic results.
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