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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

September

Course content

This master's in translation uses English and Chinese as working languages.

This course has two stages. Each stage lasts one year. 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).

Stage 1 is made up of compulsory modules. You'll gain a thorough grounding in translation and interpreting skills and techniques.

By the end of Stage 2 you'll have acquired high-quality written translation skills. You'll be prepared for a career in translation in fields such as:

  • technology
  • commerce
  • international relations
  • journalism.

In Stage 2 you could also choose to follow another of our pathways if your interests or aspirations change:

  • Interpreting
  • Translating and Interpreting
  • Translation Studies.

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Information for international students

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. This qualification must be no more than two years old when you start the course. No other English language qualifications are accepted.

Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

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.

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

Name
School of Modern Languages
Email
modlang.pgadmin@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 5867