MA — 2024 entry Translation (Chinese Pathway)

This new practice-orientated MA pathway follows the success of our MA Interpreting Chinese Pathway (established in 2011) and builds on the distinguished history of our MA Translation programme, launched in 1986. 


You will benefit from a professionally relevant, skills-focused curriculum, offering an attractive combination of translation practice, responsible use of technology and intercultural training. 

Key course information

Typical offer
2:2 minimum
Start date
February 2025
1 year
UK fees
Overseas fees
Stag Hill

Why choose
this course?

  • This unique course is taught in collaboration with KL Communications Ltd, a UK-based company specialising in translation and interpreting, whose managing director, Dr Kevin Lin OBE, is the Lead Interpreter (Chinese) for the UK government’s Foreign Office, a successful business leader and experienced trainer.
  • Focusing on recent global and technological trends, with special emphasis on China’s emergence as a major global power, the pathway will empower you to address the communication needs of this market.
  • You will develop problem-solving, analytical thinking, digital and language transfer skills, required in the rapidly evolving landscape of the Language Services Industries, working flexibly in both the English-into-Chinese and the Chinese-into-English direction.
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Research excellence

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 ranked the School of Literature and Languages 10th for research impact in the UK, with 75% of our case studies rated as having outstanding impacts

Fantastic graduate prospects

96% of Surrey's postgraduates go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2024, HESA)

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