M.A. Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting

University of Essex | Colchester , United Kingdom
MA Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting should interest you if you want to build your language proficiency in Chinese and English and further develop the translation and interpreting techniques that are required by employers.

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MA Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting should interest you if you want to build your language proficiency in Chinese and English and further develop the translation and interpreting techniques that are required by employers.

Building on our internationally recognised expertise in the teaching of practical foreign language skills, our course offers written translation, oral interpreting and film and video subtitling in a single programme. By the end of your studies, you will have developed the practical language and key skills necessary for employment in professional translation, interpreting and subtitling.

Our course will build on the knowledge and skills you acquired in your previous studies, and is unique in the emphasis it places on hands-on training. With the help of native speakers, you learn how to use your language skills to translate, interpret and subtitle effectively, using the latest industry-standard software, in a culturally sensitive way.

You cover topics including:

  • Bilateral, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting

  • Technologies of translation

  • Effective note-taking

  • Written translation

  • Subtitling

We are one of the largest and most prestigious language and linguistics departments in the world, a place where talented students become part of an academic community in which the majority of research is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, placing us firmly within the top 10 departments in the UK and among the top 150 departments on the planet (QS World University Rankings).

If you want a global outlook, are interested in human communication, and want to study for a degree with real-world practical value in a world-class department, welcome to Essex.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 14950 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 5950 Year (EEA)
Start date
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Year 1

  • Bilateral Interpreting III

  • Consecutive Interpreting III

  • Principles of Translation and Interpreting

  • Simultaneous Interpreting II

  • Simultaneous Interpreting III

  • Subtitling: Principles and Practice

  • Technical Translation

  • Written Translation II

  • Dissertation

Teaching

  • Teaching methods include lectures, demonstrations and learning by teaching others

  • We run a weekly departmental seminar, attended by both staff and students

Assessment

  • Your eight one-term modules are assessed by coursework and you are also assessed on your dissertation

Dissertation

  • Your 16,000-word dissertation allows you to focus in-depth on your chosen topic from April onwards

  • Close supervision by a member of staff within our Department

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
7.5
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
88

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Requirements

A degree with an overall 2:1.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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