University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Business Interpreting in Chinese and English

The programme prepares students to work as an interpreter in conference, business and political settings at the highest levels. It is delivered in cooperation with KL Communications Ltd, a well established corporate communications company which has provided interpreting between Chinese and English at the highest levels of business and government for many years. In addition to developing a broad understanding of current and future challenges of interpreting, the students are able to study specialised translation in subjects related to economics and business. This programme will train you to be ready to perform your first conference interpreting job upon graduation. We are the only programme in the UK that makes this commitment.

Entry requirements

This programme is designed for native speakers of Chinese (Mandarin) with English as a 2nd language. A degree equivalent to a minimum of a UK 2.2 Honours degree in English or another relevant subject is required. In exceptional cases alternative qualifications and professional experience may be considered. A subsequent condition for all applicants meeting these requirements is the successful completion of an interpreting aptitude test. English language requirements: IELTS minimum overall: 7.0, Reading: 6.0 / Writing: 6.5 / Speaking: 6.5 / Listening: 6.0.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Consecutive interpreting; simultaneous interpreting; business translation; dissertation; interrnship. Optional modules: A range of modules on offer including public service interpreting.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include the completion of a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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