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Entry requirements

Stage one entry

  • 2:1 honours degree; or
  • a degree with a minimum average of 75% (or GPA 2.75) on your transcript.

Native English speaking applicants need to have good degree-level knowledge of Chinese. When applying, upload any evidence you have to support your second language proficiency qualification. We will also consider your application if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and at least two years' full-time experience as a translator or an interpreter.

If you meet the entry requirements for stage one, you will be registered on to the Translating and Interpreting MA. If you complete this stage, you will take one of the suitable stage two pathways. The choice of pathway is according to your academic results and your personal preferences.

If you leave the MA after successfully completing stage one, you will receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Translating and Interpreting.

Stage two entry (advanced)

  • 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.

Months of entry


Course content

The Translating MA covers both professional and academic training. You will acquire high-quality translating skills, ie written rather than spoken transfer, so you may enter the translating profession in fields such as technology, commerce, international relations and journalism.

This course uses English and Chinese as working languages.

This course has two stages lasting one year each. You can either:

  • join the course at Stage 1 and follow the two-year course
  • or join at Stage 2 and follow the one-year course. This depends on your previous qualifications and experience.

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Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Modern Languages