This programme is for Chinese students with an existing high level of competence of English translation. It will allow you to develop specialist translation and interpreting skills, working in both Chinese and English.
You will be trained to provide specialist language services in a variety of contexts, but particularly in the world of business. It will teach you how to use the latest translation management software and will develop enterprise skills suitable for professional translators and interpreters working in China, the UK and beyond.
There are international placement opportunities made available during Semester 2. You are able to visit the language services of international organisations, government departments and commercial enterprises in order to gain insights into working practice.
The programme is made up of a taught stage that runs over two semesters (October to June). A final dissertation stage takes place between June and September.
Liaison Interpreting for Business Chinese to English Translation 1 English to Chinese Translation 1 Management and Enterprise Skills for Translators and Interpreters
Liaison Interpreting for Business Chinese to English Translation 2 English to Chinese Translation 2 Using Technology in the Translation Industry Advanced Translation for Business
Learning and teaching
Our programmes are modular, consisting of self-contained units, taught and assessed on a semester basis. As you progress through each semester and successfully pass the examinations, you will receive credit for the units, providing you with a clear indication of your academic progress.
The programme is taught exclusively through seminars and workshops by teachers with a professional background in the translation and interpreting industry.
Methods of assessment
The programme is assessed by a combination of coursework and examinations.
Through study of this programme you will be trained to work as a translator and interpreter in a range of contexts, with a strong focus on translation and interpreting for business.
You will develop a skill set to work as a freelance translator and interpreter, and potentially to develop your own translation and interpreting business.
About the department
The Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies (PoLIS) (http://www.bath.ac.uk/polis/) is one of the largest departments in the University.
Many staff are leading scholars in their field and are involved in a wide range of research activities, including collaborative projects at both national and international levels.
International and industrial links: - Our department has links with 22 Erasmus partner institutions, as well as universities in Russia and Mexico. - Research students regularly engage in fieldwork abroad, especially in the countries of the European Union, but also in Russia, Latin America and the United States. - Students on the Euromasters programme study at two or three different sites in either Europe or the USA. - In the case of the MA Interpreting & Translating and the MA Translation & Professional Language Skills, a number of work placements in Western Europe are made available to students in the language services of international organisations, government departments and commercial enterprises.
Experts from our department are publishing regularly in the most highly ranked international journals.
Our academic expertise and research activities are organised into three broad Research Clusters:
- Conflict, Security & International Order - Governance, Citizenship & Policy - Memory, History & Identity
International collaboration: Many staff are internationally leading scholars in their field. We are involved in a wide range of research activities, including collaborative projects at both national and international levels.
Projects are funded by a variety of bodies such as:
- Economics & Social Research Council (ESRC) - European Commission Framework Programme - Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Stimulating cutting edge research: Our diversity and the disciplinary mix of political science, political theory, policy analysis, social anthropology, political sociology and others make for a very stimulating environment for students to develop their own research projects.
The integration of our research community is further enhanced through the International Relations & European Politics (IREP) postgraduate group.