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Interpreting (Chinese Pathway) MA

Interpreting (Chinese Pathway) MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Chinese Languages Interpreting

Course type


Course Summary

Our MA Interpreting Chinese pathway covers the main principles, specific techniques and professional requirements of interpreting between Chinese and English, and prepares you to work successfully as an interpreter in conference, business and political settings at the highest levels. In your consecutive and simultaneous interpreting modules you’ll have opportunities for experiential learning and reflective analysis. In modules relating to the interpreting profession, you will gain the practical knowledge and organisational skills necessary to perform interpreting tasks effectively. The background lecture will provide you with a conceptual and methodological framework for analysing, discussing and justifying interpreting-related decisions. This course has more opportunities for simulated interpreting practice, internships, traineeships and real-life interpreting experience than any other course in the UK. We’re a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, the Institute of Translation and Interpreting, the Translation Automation User Society and the European Language Industry Association, so you’ll benefit from excellent connections with future employers and interpreters’ work environments and be taught to industry standards.

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Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module comes under semester 2. It 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.
Dissertation (MA Interpreting) (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in English or a related subject. They must be a native Chinese speaker to apply.

University information

The University of Surrey is proud of the cultural diversity of its international community. Over 3,500 postgraduate students, from more than 120 countries across the globe, come to Surrey each year. As a research-led university, Surrey's outstanding contributions benefit society as a whole and address major global challenges. The research-intensive learning environment makes it the perfect choice if you want to study somewhere where you can...more