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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 to have good degree-level knowledge of Chinese. When applying, please enclose any evidence you may 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
This MA in Translation Studies 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 gained substantial theoretical knowledge. You could use this as a basis for further academic study and research.
In Stage 2 you could also choose to follow another of our pathways if your interests or aspirations change:
- Translating and Interpreting
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, course duration and attendance options
- full time12-24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- School of Modern Languages
- + 44 (0) 191 208 5867