Translating and Interpreting

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

18 months
624 USD/credit
432 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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There is a great need in Hong Kong and elsewhere in the world for professionally trained translators and interpreters who can work at a high level of competence in either Chinese or English.

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 This programme meets that demand by offering language industry professionals the opportunity to upgrade their qualifications, catch up on new developments in translation and interpreting, and to expand their existing skills or acquire new skills.


We provide practical professional training. The elements of theory that we introduce are directly relevant to improving the efficiency of practitioners. The programme has a broad-based curriculum, which allows students to prepare for later professional specialisation. Graduates have enhanced skills that are marketable in both the private and public sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Translation
  • Interpreting: Consecutive
  • Interpreting: Principles
  • Translation Studies
  • Translation: Discourse and the Translator
  • Translation: Text and Context
  • Advanced Interpreting
  • Advanced Legal Translation
  • Advanced Liaison Interpreting
  • Advanced Translation for Business and Commerce
  • Advanced Translation for Media
  • Computer Assisted Translation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits

Initial Registration Credits

  • 3 for local students
  • 6 for non-local students


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
96 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognised institution.
    • A level of competence in English, as demonstrated by performance in the admission test set by MATI, which indicates that the applicant is capable of studying successfully at the taught MA level

Tuition Fee

  • International

    624 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 624 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    432 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 432 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • HK$3,360 per credit for local students
  • HK$4,850 per credit for non-local students


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