MA Mass Media Translation

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Program Description

MA Mass Media Translation

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Overview

In the age of globalisation, media communication has become increasingly multilingual and multimodal. The rising need for translation is marked by a particular surge in demand for skills in translating for different media forms.

The MA Mass Media Translation programme aims to provide suitably qualified undergraduates an opportunity to procure a deeper understanding of mass media translation between English and Chinese, at both theoretical and practical levels, and to produce graduates capable of operating professionally and reflectively in this rapidly developing media translation environment.

The programme is intended for those who have good bilingual proficiency and are interested in media translation, for translation practitioners who want to gain a deeper understanding of media translation, and for others who wish to develop and extend their professional skills in media translation and bilingual media communication. It is also a stepping stone for any individual wanting to undertake a research degree in translation studies and media translation in particular.

Why Should I Study Mass Media Translation at XJLTU?

  • The first MA in Mainland China specialised in bilingual media communication and translation training.
  • A wide range of theoretical and practical modules to choose from.
  • Taught by academic staff members of the translation and media and communication studies programmes, as well as other experts in the field.

Modules

Semester one:

  • Theory of translation studies.
  • Journalism translation.
  • Global media cultures.
  • Contemporary media theories.
  • Translation and technology.

Semester two:

  • Research methods.
  • Public relations translation.
  • PA portrayal of China in Western Media.
  • Discourse analysis.
  • Audio-visual translation.
  • Translating Chinese culture.

Semester three:

  • Dissertation
  • Translation project.

Additional learning activity modules

The completion of additional learning activity is required to complete your masters degree. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester.

ALAs may contain the following elements:

  • Graduate teaching or research assistantship
  • Discipline-related academic activities
  • English/Chinese modules
  • Work placements.

Careers

The MA in Mass Media Translation opens up a wide range of career paths for graduates. They may enter the profession as media translators or go on to further study in pursuit of a research career. An understanding of cross-cultural media communication and a mastery of English and Chinese prepares students for careers in the following sectors:

  • government organisations
  • media and journalism
  • business sectors
  • public relations
  • editing and writing
  • presenting and hosting
  • teaching
  • administration

Graduates will also find work in international environments where cross-cultural communication is needed.

Entry Requirements

UK

Upper second class (2:1) honours

CHINA

  • 211 Project; Top 100 of 2018 Shanghai Ranking--75 percent or above
  • Non 211 project; Non Top 100 of 2018 Shanghai ranking – 80- 85% percent or above, depending on your Undergraduate institution

Note: Shanghai Ranking of The Best Chinese Universities is subject to annual update

Chinese applicants are not required to take the MoE postgraduate entrance exam.

NORTH AMERICA

3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme

OTHER REGIONS

Equivalent academic qualifications

Academic Background

An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in finance, accounting, economics, management, science or engineering.

English Language Requirements

Applicants who are not native speakers of English are expected to meet the following English language requirements:

  • a minimum of 7.0 on the IELTS English language test, with no less than 6.5 on any individual component of the test;
  • Or a minimum of 600 on the TOEFL paper test or 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL test.

Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their English proficiency.

Chinese Language Requirements

Applicants who are not native speakers of Chinese are expected to meet the following Chinese language requirements:

  • a minimum of level 5 in HSK (Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì) and TOCFL (Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language).

Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their Chinese proficiency.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Last updated January 13, 2019
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
18 months
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
90,000 CNY
for the entire 18 month full-time programme.
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Locations
China - Suzhou, Jiangsu
Start date : Sept. 2019
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