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
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.
Bilateral Interpreting III
Consecutive Interpreting III
Principles of Translation and Interpreting
Simultaneous Interpreting II
Simultaneous Interpreting III
Subtitling: Principles and Practice
Written Translation II
Teaching methods include lectures, demonstrations and learning by teaching others
We run a weekly departmental seminar, attended by both staff and students
Your eight one-term modules are assessed by coursework and you are also assessed on your 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
A degree with an overall 2:1.
No work experience is required.
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