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The award
MA

How long you will study
find out

Domestic course fees
CNY 100000 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
CNY 110000 per year

All study options

About Interpreting and Translation, Mandarin and English at University of Nottingham Ningbo China, University of Nottingham

The MA is designed for native speakers of Chinese who have a high level of competence in English and wish to develop this further. It is also open to speakers of other languages than English and Chinese who have a high level of competence in both English and Chinese. The MA combines the theoretical, technological and practical training necessary for effective translation between English and Chinese. It also offers training and practice in bi-lateral interpreting between the two languages. The programme is structured around a range of compulsory and elective modules. The compulsory modules provide the core skills and knowledge needed for translation and interpreting across a wide range of subjects, including the basic concepts of translation and interpreting theory.

Special features

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 and experienced interpreters and translators.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesCNY 100000 per yearInternational course feesCNY 110000 per year

Entry requirements

Open to graduates who have a first degree (BA) in any subject and very strong English and Chinese language skills. Applicants with English as a second language should have a good undergraduate degree. Applicants with Chinese as a second language should have a degree at 2:1 level (or international equivalent) and a level of competence in written and spoken Chinese equivalent to advanced level HSK. Applicants may be required to attend for interview and aptitude tests before admission to the programme if their linguistic and intellectual suitability for the programme is not apparent from their qualifications.

Applicants with English as a second language should have a good undergraduate degree in any subject and an IELTS score of 6.5 (with no less than 6 in any element) for admission to the one-year programme. Applicants with Chinese as a second language should have a good undergraduate degree (Upper Second level or international equivalent) and a high level of competence in written and spoken Chinese, with a HSK score of 6. Applicants may be required to attend for interview and aptitude tests before admission to the programme.

  • TOEFL paper-based 575 (no less than 4.5 in TWE)
  • TOEFL computer-based 213 (no less than 4.5 in essay rating)
  • TOEFL iBT 90 (no less than 20 in any element).

If these grades are not met, IELTS summer courses are available.

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