Translation Studies

University of Macau

M.A. On Campus
24 months
14348 EUR/year
11470 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Under the taught Translation Studies from University of Macau, instead of writing a thesis, students will have to complete a project report. As the revision is still in progress and is not approved yet, arrangements are subjected to changes. Details will be announced in due course.


Translation Studies from University of Macau aims to foster a new generation of translators and interpreters with a professional outlook, linguistic and cultural competence, as well as the skills necessary to meet the challenges of both the local and international markets in the years to come. It also aims to provide a comprehensive and in-depth study of the multifaceted issues in translation and interpreting.


Our graduates and alumni are engaged in a wide range of careers, working as Professional translators and interpreters, Chinese, English or Portuguese language teachers, specialists in translation studies, writers, etc.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Translating Cultures
  • Translating for the Media
  • Translation and Comparative Literature
  • Translation of Legal Texts
  • Translation of Texts in Popular Culture
  • Translation of Texts in the Arts
  • Translating Texts in Social Sciences
  • Translation Criticism and Assessment
  • Translation Project
  • Translation Pedagogy
  • Translation for Administration and Commerce
  • Audio-visual Translation
  • Theories and Practice of Interpreting
  • Consecutive Interpreting
  • Simultaneous Interpreting
  • Conference Interpreting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree with an overall result of Grade B- (73% minimum), in Translation, Portuguese Studies, English Studies or other subjects.
  • Applicants may be required to take a proficiency test of language and translation and attend an admission interview. Non-local applicants may be interviewed online.
  • Applicants should have achieved the equivalent of an overall result of Grade C+ or better in the Bachelor’s degree studies.The equivalent means 2.3 on the 4.0 GPA scale, 14 on the 20-point scale or 70 out of 100.
  • Proof of English Proficiency - Obtained a Level 6 of the College English Test (CET) score of 430 or; Obtained a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based examination)/ 80 (Internet-based examination) or; An IELTS overall score of 6.0 or above with no sub-score lower than 5.5 or; Passed the Level 4 or Level 8 of the Test for English Majors (TEM).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14348 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14348 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11470 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11470 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National students tuition for Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong Students - 102,600 MOP
  • Macao students - 72,000 MOP 
  • International students - 128,340 MOP


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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Translation Studies
University of Macau