The MA in Chinese-English Translation and Language is available if you are a first language Mandarin speaker from China, interested in an applied language career such as translating and teaching English or Chinese as a foreign language.
This course gives you language-specific skills in translation studies and applied linguistics. It aims to lock the broad area of translation into a specific context, translating between English and Chinese.
You will address the issue of non-native speakers as English teachers, applied language studies, and translating and teaching English or Chinese as a second language.
Our degree proves equally attractive to Mandarin teachers wishing to build knowledge in applied linguistics theory and practice.
Why Chinese-English Translation and Language Teaching at Swansea?
The College of Arts and Humanities is based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula.
Within the College is our Graduate Centre. Designed to promote individual and collaborative research activity of international standard, the centre provides a supportive environment for postgraduate research and taught masters study.
It offers postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development and facilitates seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences.
Your Chinese-English Translation and Language Teaching Experience
The full-time course is divided across the year with three modules offered in each academic semester before a professional practice portfolio is assembled over the summer.
You can take theoretical and practical modules, including observation of Mandarin teaching classes and potential teaching practice opportunities. Translation modules are highly practical and conducted at a professional level.
A variety of modules include classroom teaching practice, principles of Chinese translation and interpreting, media and translation and vocabulary teaching and learning.
Chinese-English Translation and Language Teaching Employment Opportunities
The MA in Chinese-English Translation and Language Teaching is ideal if you want an applied language career such as translation or teaching English or Chinese as a foreign language.
Graduates from the course typically progress to pursue a career in translation or teaching or go on to further study.
The typical entry requirement is a first degree in English Language or Chinese language-related studies, normally a lower second class or above or equivalent. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.0.
Careers and Employability
Careers and Employability Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) will support you at each stage of your career journey helping you build a bright future.
Our career support services include:
- Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs.
- Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers.
- Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities.
- Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics.
- Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.
We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.