Mass Media Translation, M.A.

Mass Media Translation, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
The MA Mass Media Translation at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University 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.

About

In the age of globalisation, media communication has become increasingly multilingual and multimodal. The rising need for translation is marked by a particular surge in demand for skills in translating for different media forms.

The MA Mass Media Translation Mass Media Translation at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is intended for those who have good bilingual proficiency and are interested 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. 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?

  • The first MA masters programme in Mainland China specialised in media translation training and bilingual media communication
  • Choose from a wide range of theoretical and practical modules
  • Taught by academic staff members from translation and media and communication studies programmes, as well as other experts in the field.
Careers

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. An understanding of cross-cultural media communication and a mastery of English and Chinese prepares students for careers in the following sectors:

  • government organisations
  • media and journalism
  • business sectors
  • public relations
  • editing and writing
  • presenting and hosting
  • teaching
  • administration.

Graduates will also find work in international environments where cross-cultural communication is needed.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • 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

                        Detailed Programme Facts

                        English Language Requirements

                        You only need to take one of these language tests:

                        • Minimum required score:

                          100

                          The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                        • Minimum required score:

                          600

                          The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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                        • Minimum required score:

                          7

                          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                        Academic Requirements

                        UK:

                        • Upper second class (2:1) honours

                        China:

                        • 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

                        Tuition Fee

                        • International Applies to you

                          11450 EUR/year
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 11450 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
                        • National Applies to you

                          11450 EUR/year
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 11450 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
                        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                        RMB 90,000 for the entire 18 month full-time programme.

                        Living costs for Suzhou

                        • 3000 - 5500 CNY/month
                          Living Costs

                        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                        Funding

                        XJTLU offers a generous scholarship of up to 50 percent of the total tuition fee for all full-time masters programmes based on academic merit. Should you wish to apply for XJTLU master scholarship, please submit a scholarship application letter in your application stating the reasons why you should be considered.

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