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The award

How long you will study
30 Months

Domestic course fees
CNY 90000 per total

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
CNY 90000 per total

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About Mass Media Translation (part time) at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

Media Communication is increasingly multilingual and multimodal in this age of globalisation. The rising need for translation nowadays is marked by a particular surge in demand for skills in translating for different media forms.

The MA in Mass Media Translation programme aims to provide suitably qualified undergraduates an opportunity to procure a deeper understanding of Mass Media Translation between English and Chinese at both theoretical and practical levels and to produce graduates capable of operating professionally and reflectively in this rapidly developing media translation environment.

The programme is intended for those who have good bilingual proficiency and are keen in media translation, for translation practitioners who want to gain a deeper understanding of media translation, and for others who wish to develop and extend their professional skills in media translation and bilingual media communication for their future career. It is also a stepping stone for any individual wanting to undertake a research degree in translation studies, and media translation in particular.

Why should I study Mass Media Translation at XJTLU?

  • The first MA in Mainland China specialised in media translation training
  • A wide range of theoretical and practical modules to choose from
  • Taught by academic staff members of the translation and media & communication studies programmes, as well as other experts in the field.


  • Core modules

    • Theory of translation studies
    • Journalism translation
    • Global media cultures
    • Contemporary media theories
    • Translation and technology
    • Research methods
    • Public relations translation
    • Portrayal of China in Western Media
    • Discourse analysis
    • Audio-visual translation
    • Translating Chinese culture
    • Dissertation
    • Translation project.
  • Additional learning activities

    The completion of additional learning activity is required to complete your masters degree. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester.

    ALAs may contain the following elements:

    • Graduate teaching or research assistantship
    • Discipline-related academic activities
    • English/Chinese modules
    • Work placements.


The MA in Mass Media Translation opens up a wide range of career paths for graduates. They may enter the profession as media translators, or go on to further study in pursuit of a research career. Their understanding of cross-cultural media communication and the mastery of English and Chinese would also prepare students for careers in the following sectors: government organisations, media and journalism, business sectors, public relations, editing, writing, presenting and hosting, teaching, and administration. Students could also work in any international environment where cross-cultural communication is needed

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 studyPart-timeHow long you will study30 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesCNY 90000 per totalInternational course feesCNY 90000 per total

Notes about fees for this course

  • RMB 90,000 for the entire 30 month part-time programme.

    University tuition fees cover the cost of your study with us.

  • Alumni discount

    If you are a graduate of XJTLU, the University of Liverpool or Xi'an Jiaotong University, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent of the tuition fee.

  • Payment options

    Masters students have the option to pay tuition fees in instalments each semester. You can also choose to pay the fees upfront at the time of registration, in this case a discount of five percent of the total fees will be offered.

    You will be asked to indicate how you would like to pay the fees when you confirm your acceptance of the unconditional offer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements


Upper second class (2:1) honours


  • 1st tier universities: 75 percent or above
  • 2nd tier universities: 80 percent or above

Note: Chinese applicants are not required to take the MoE postgraduate entrance exam.

North America

3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme

Other regions

Equivalent academic qualifications

Academic background

Normally a good first degree in translation or English (where Chinese is your first language) or Chinese (where your first language is not Chinese). Applicants with a first degree in other subjects will be considered on an individual basis.

English language requirements

Applicants who are not native speakers of English are expected to meet the following English language requirements:

  • a minimum of 7.0 on the IELTS English language test, with no less than 6.5 on any individual component of the test;
  • Or a minimum of 600 on the TOEFL paper test or 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL test.

Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their English proficiency.

Chinese language requirements

Applicants who are not native speakers of Chinese are expected to meet the following Chinese language requirements:

  • a minimum of level 5 in HSK (Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì) and TOCFL (Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language)

Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their Chinese proficiency.

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