Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • 14950
    Tuition (Year)
    5950
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
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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.
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About

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.

Programme Structure

Postgraduate study is the chance to take your education to the next level. The combination of compulsory and optional modules means our courses help you develop extensive knowledge in your chosen discipline, whilst providing plenty of freedom to pursue your own interests. Our research-led teaching is continually evolving to address the latest challenges and breakthroughs in the field, therefore to ensure your course is as relevant and up-to-date as possible your core module structure may be subject to change.

For many of our courses you’ll have a wide range of optional modules to choose from – those listed in this example structure are, in many instances, just a selection of those available. Our Programme Specification gives more detail about the structure available to our current postgraduate students, including details of all optional modules.

Year 1

  • Business Interpreting I
  • Consecutive Interpreting III
  • Principles of Translation and Interpreting
  • Simultaneous Interpreting III
  • Subtitling: Principles and Practice
  • Specialised Translation
  • Written Translation II
  • Dissertation
  • Simultaneous Interpreting II

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

Detailed Programme Facts

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      • There is no deadline for this start date.

      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

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Academic Requirements

  • We will consider applications with an overall grade of 2:2 and above.
  • IELTS 7.5 overall with a minimum component score of 5.5 except for 6.0 in writing

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 14950 International
  • GBP 5950 EEA
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