Taught course

Interpreting and Translation, Mandarin and English

University of Nottingham Ningbo China Campus · University of Nottingham Ningbo China Campus

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 or equivalent in a non-business related degree

Months of entry


Course content

As China raises its international profile in the spheres of economics, politics and culture, it has declared high-level training for specialist translators and interpreters as one of the country's educational priorities. In line with the Chinese Ministry of Education's recent introduction of a new framework for master degrees in Translation and Interpreting (MTI), the University of Nottingham Ningbo China started to recruit its first postgraduates in September 2008.

Educational Aims

In the first instance we offer an MA in Interpreting and Translation in Mandarin and English. Other languages will be added in future. The degree aims to train students who already possess high-level English and Mandarin language skills to professional levels of competence in interpreting and translation. Graduates from the course will be capable of interpreting across a wide range of subjects involving dialogues at specialist consultations and presentations by consecutive mode. Subject to performance in Semester 1, students will have the practice in simultaneous interpreting. Graduates will be capable of translating across a wide range of subjects and have a sound conceptual understanding of the material being translated.

The course will raise students' language skills to a higher level, introduce students to interpreting and translation theory, new technologies for translating and interpreting, key concepts of economics and business, technology, the media and culture. Students will also have the opportunity to continue a second foreign language from intermediate level. Teaching will be enhanced with input from professional interpreters and translators, and the university will seek accreditation for the degree from Chinese and British professional bodies.

Information for international students

The University currently houses 540 international students from 60 different countries.

Fees and funding

UK students
CNY 90,000
International students
CNY 90,000

Competitive international student (including UK students) scholarships

  • Ningbo Govt International Student Scholarship 14 x approx 3,100 GBP
  • The University of Nottingham High Achievers Scholarship 25 x approx. 2,050 GBP

Qualification and course duration


part time
18-24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

International Admissions
+86(0)574 8818 0262