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Interpreting (Chinese Pathway) MA

Interpreting (Chinese Pathway) MA

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Chinese Languages Interpreting

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why choose this course

Designed in collaboration with Dr Kevin Lin OBE, this unique course will train you to be ready for your first conference interpreter job upon graduation. Our MA has a strong practical component that responds to the needs of the interpreting market. It’ll give you advanced interpreting skills in all interpreting modes, including consecutive/simultaneous interpreting, chuchotage, sight translation, dialogue and distance interpreting. It also provides exceptional opportunities for simulated and industry-relevant interpreting experience.

We support ‘virtual internships’ which enable you to collaborate with language service providers and build a professional engagement portfolio that you can present to future employers.

What you will study

Our Interpreting (Chinese Pathway) MA course is taught in collaboration with KL Communications Ltd, whose Managing Director, Dr Kevin Lin OBE, is the Lead Interpreter (Chinese) for the UK government’s Foreign Office. Our course covers the main principles, techniques and professional requirements of interpreting between Chinese and English, preparing you to work as an interpreter in conference, business and political settings.

You'll develop skills in all interpreting modes (consecutive, dialogue and simultaneous interpreting, and sight translation), through onsite and remote interpreting via audio/video link, note-taking and public speaking. The Interpreting and Technology module focuses on practical knowledge and professional requirements for integrating different technologies in interpreting workflows, for example, to support the interpreter’s preparation and performance (electronic glossaries, digital note-taking) and delivery of interpreting services (audio/video-mediated distance/remote interpreting), providing you with the necessary digital skills to develop a successful interpreting career in a fast-changing world.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University. Our graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.

Local and international companies from the language industry who have an active interest in Surrey graduates come to our Centre for Translation Studies careers fair. They explain what current and future opportunities they have, providing a chance for you to engage with them directly and kick-start your career in an informal, friendly atmosphere.

Modules

This module builds on the module “Consecutive Interpreting I” and focuses on the advanced practice of consecutive interpreting between Chinese and English in high-level business and political settings. It covers different types of speeches and bilateral situations, speeches with visual aids and persuasive source texts, providing students with advanced skills and practical knowledge to perform interpreting tasks professionally and confidently to a high standard.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£8,200

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

£19,200

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in English or a related subject. You must be a native Chinese speaker to apply.

University information

The University of Surrey was established in 1891, and has a long and rich history of education and innovation. It welcomes more than 4,000 postgraduate students annually, forming an international research and learning community representing over 120 countries from around the world. The university is known for celebrating cultural diversity and fosters an inclusive student body. The University of Surrey is a research-driven institution, and...more

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