Chinese-English Translation and Computer-Assisted Translation Tools MSc/Diploma

  • Delivery: Full Time, Part Time, Per course
  • Programme type: Taught Programme
  • Study location: Edinburgh

Overview

The programme is offered full-time and is designed to provide students with the specialist training required to work as a professional translator in a variety of professional contexts. Students work in both directions between Chinese and English and follow core subjects.


Facilities

Students benefit from excellent facilities for translating including a range of state-of-the-art Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) software packages, digital resources for translating and interpreting as well as student-centred study facilities.

Programme duration

One -year programme
MSc -  12 months full-time;  PGDip - 9 months full-time

Two-year programme (with integrated English)
MSc -  24 months full-time;  PGDip - 21 months full-time

Programme content

Students work in both directions between Chinese and English and follow core subjects covering:

  • Translating
  • Conference Interpreting
  • Translation and Interpreting Studies
  • International Politics and Organisations
  • MSc Dissertation.

In addition students choose an optional subject in each semester.  Students have the possibility to take a new language from scratch or to choose from a range of subjects offered, including specialised translating and interpreting options (e.g. Liaison and Public Service Interpreting, Subtitling).

Entry requirements

1.  Native / near-native command of English plus native / near-native command of Chinese

2.  Good degree or equivalent in a relevant language subject.

 

English language

Non-native speakers of English must provide evidence of their English language ability. This must be IELTS 7.0, or equivalent, with no element below 6.5.

All suitable applicants will be interviewed via Skype or telephone.

 

2-year programme

Applicants who do not have a sufficient level of intercultural skills or sufficient experience in academic writing in the British context may be admitted to the two-year programme, in which the first year is spent studying academic English and background courses for translating and interpreting.

Tuition fees

1 Year

Tuition fees for 2014 entry (by residency status)
Status*Full-timePart-timePer Course
Scotland / Non-UK EU£6210£3430£860
England/Northern Ireland/Wales£7330£4050£1020
Overseas£13500£7290£1825

2 Year

Tuition fees for 2014 entry (by residency status)
Status*Full-timePart-timePer Course
Scotland / Non-UK EU£13500£7020£1770
England/Northern Ireland/Wales£15930£8350£2090
Overseas£13500£7290£1825

* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.

Additional fee information

The fees shown above are for September 2014 entry.

 

Scholarships & bursaries