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Chinese / English Translation and Interpreting MA

University of Nottingham

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

If you are passionate about enhancing intercultural communication by applying practical language skills and have a talent for languages, this programme will prepare you for an exciting career.


This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to become a professional translator and interpreter. It is designed for both native speakers of English, who have a high level of competence in Chinese, and native speakers of Chinese, who have a high level of competence in English and wish to develop this further.

The programme covers both practice and theory, ensuring you are prepared to meet the stringent demands of practising as a professional translator and/or interpreter. Modules are taught by specialist staff in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.

The course is taught from the end of September to the following June. You will then spend the summer preparing your dissertation or a targeted translation project with commentary for submission by the end of August. If the appropriate arrangements can be made, your project may be a practical exercise undertaken during a placement with a local public body or charity.


The emergence of China as a global economic superpower means that there is now a demand for graduate students in and outside China who have the necessary knowledge to understand contemporary China and her role in an international context.

This course has been designed to develop professional translators between English and Chinese and interpreters mediating between the languages. It is also suitable for Chinese teachers of English wishing to enhance their qualifications.

In addition, you will be ideally placed to embark on a research career – either within the UK, where contemporary China is a rapidly expanding area of interest, or at a Chinese research institution.

You will also have the communication skills necessary to pursue a career in any area that requires an in-depth knowledge of contemporary China and the Chinese language, such as large multi-national corporations operating in China, as well as Chinese companies operating outside of the country.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Nottingham

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  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 15

    13th out of 106

  • Entry standards

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    135 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    151 73%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%



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