Taught course

Interpreting (Chinese Pathway)

Institution
University of Surrey · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

This programme is designed for native speakers of Chinese (Mandarin) with English as a second language.

A BA degree equivalent to a minimum of a UK 2:2 honours degree in English or another relevant subject is required. In exceptional cases, alternative qualifications and professional experience may be considered.

As non-native speakers of English, applicants will also normally be required to have IELTS Academic 7.0 or above (or equivalent), with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and speaking and 6.0 in all other components.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Designed in collaboration with Dr Kevin Lin OBE, this unique course will train you to be ready for your first conference interpreting job upon graduation.

This course has more opportunities for simulated interpreting practice, internships, traineeships and real-life interpreting experience than any other course in the UK.

We’re a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, the Institute of Translation and Interpreting, the Translation Automation User Society and the European Language Industry Association, so you’ll benefit from excellent connections and be taught to industry standards.

The MA Interpreting is offered in two pathways: a multilingual and a Chinese pathway. The Chinese pathway is delivered in collaboration with KL Communications Ltd, whose Managing Director Dr Kevin Lin OBE is the Lead Interpreter (Chinese) of the Foreign Office of the UK Government.

Our MA Interpreting Chinese pathway covers the specific techniques and professional requirements of interpreting between Chinese and English, and prepares you to work successfully as an interpreter in conference, business and political settings at the highest levels.

You’ll learn through a combination of regular language-specific practice, simulations of real-life interpreting scenarios modules highlighting different aspects of the profession, and a background lecture.

This course pays particular attention to the emerging forms of distance interpreting, which are an increasingly important feature in the professional landscape. We’re the first university to teach remote and mobile interpreting based on research in distance interpreting, which will give you excellent and flexible career opportunities.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@surrey.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1483 682 222