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.
Months of entry
- simultaneous interpreting
- consecutive interpreting
- sight translation exercise
- information technology for translators and interpreters
- translation studies
This is followed by another year of specialised study. In the second year you can follow one of four pathways:
In stage two you take compulsory modules and optional modules. You also complete either a dissertation or a translating/interpreting project. You may decide, with the Degree Programme Director’s recommendation, to focus on interpreting or translating.
Information for international students
Stage one direct entry: 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.
Stage two direct entry: ELTS 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in all sub-sections. This qualification must be no more than two years old when you start the course.
Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.
Fees and funding
See our course fees and funding web page.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
Due to heavy demand we require a non-refundable deposit of £500 when you accept your offer. This will be offset against the tuition fees at registration. Applications submitted after the end of February will be subject to availability of places.
Course contact details
- School of Modern Languages
- + 44 (0) 191 208 5867