12 months
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24600 GBP/year
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About

Equip yourself to work as a professional interpreter and/or translator on this highly respected master's, which can include a training opportunity. The Interpreting and Translating (Chinese) degree is offered at University of Bath.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Our MA Interpreting and Translating (Chinese)  at University of Bath  is designed to give you the practical skills and experience you need to work as an interpreter and translator at a high level.

You must have an excellent understanding of two languages. You can choose from one of two pathways:

  • Path 1 allows you to work with two other languages (French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish) into English
  • Path 2 allows you to work in both directions between Chinese/English or Russian/English

Our interpreting and translating master's have has been running for over 50 years and is highly respected internationally for the quality of the training provided. Many Bath graduates have gone on to work in organisations such as the EU and UN, as well as other language services around the world.

The course covers professional translation and simultaneous, consecutive and liaison interpreting in public service and commercial settings.

You'll have access to the latest digital interpreting labs, and you will participate in mini-conferences to put your skills into practice, holding debates on controversial topics and acting as both delegate and interpreter.

We seek to arrange external training opportunities for our students with the United Nations or independent agencies, giving you first-hand experience of the workplace and valuable contacts for building your career.

Training opportunities

Through our extensive network of contacts we try to organise external training for students with the language services of international organisations, government departments or translation companies. These opportunities provide an invaluable insight into the work of professional linguists and are highly valued by employers. However, they are not compulsory or guaranteed.

Our students have previously undertaken training with:

  • the United Nations
  • institutions of the European Union

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English to Chinese consecutive interpreting
  • Chinese to English consecutive interpreting
  • Chinese to English simultaneous interpreting
  • English to Chinese simultaneous interpreting
  • Chinese/English liaison and public service interpreting
  • Chinese to English translation 
  • English to Chinese translation 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have a bachelor's honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.

  • To apply for the Chinese pathway, you must normally have mother tongue competence in Chinese or English.
  • To apply for the Russian pathway, you must normally have mother tongue competence in Russian or English.
  • Please note you must meet the English language requirements before applying to this programme.
  • We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
  • If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in an English speaking country you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11200 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bath

808 - 1228 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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