MPhil in Translation

General

Program Description

MPhil in Translation

Normal Duration: 2 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

The Department of Translation at Lingnan is one of the largest in Hong Kong, with some of the best translation scholars in the Chinese speaking world. It has long been recognised as one of the top translation departments in Greater China, upholding a proud tradition of excellence in scholarship and teaching. In recent years, professors in the Department have published extensively in numerous significant international journals. Faculty are especially strong in translation and interpreting history, translation and literary studies and translation theory, to which we bring interdisciplinary interests, thereby contributing to the development of Translation Studies.

In addition, the Department is uniquely endowed with a capacity to explore problems related to English-to-Chinese and Chinese-to-English translation. The Department offers not only opportunities for research in many areas of Translation Studies, but also a well-developed and congenial community that provides strong support to its graduate students in advancing their intellectual development as they proceed through the PhD programme. Some of our PhD graduates are now teaching at such prestigious institutions as Tsinghua University and Shanghai International Studies University. Our PhD programme is a vigorous and rigorous one aiming to prepare our students to meet the research challenges they will confront in their future academic careers.

Application for Admission

Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$17,140* (US$1 = HK$7.8).

(*rate for 2019-20, subject to annual review)

Application Period

The University invites applications from 1 November 2019 to 24 January 2020. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places.

General Admission Requirements

  1. An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally:
    a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or
    b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or
    c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment.
  2. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to fulfil additional requirements, if any, set by the programmes to which they apply for admission.

    [Note: For IELTS and TOEFL qualifications for admission to 2020-21 intake and onwards, the University only accepts results that are within the validity period, viz. 2 years, from the time of submission of an admission application for the specific intake cohort.]

Programme Specific Admission Requirements

An applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should normally have TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based test) or 100 (internet-based test) or a minimum band score of 7 in the IELTS, or an equivalent score in a recognised English language proficiency test or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Last updated Aug 2018

About the School

Lingnan University is the liberal arts university in Hong Kong and we have the longest established tradition among the local institutions of higher education. Our history can be dated back to 1888, wh ... Read More

Lingnan University is the liberal arts university in Hong Kong and we have the longest established tradition among the local institutions of higher education. Our history can be dated back to 1888, when our forerunner, the Christian College in China, was founded in Guangzhou, and to 1967, when the institution, as Lingnan College, was re-established in Hong Kong. In 2015, Lingnan University was named as one of the “Top 10 Liberal Arts College in Asia” by Forbes. Read less