MA in Translation (Full-time/Part-time)

A.  Background

Established in 1984, the Master of Arts in Translation Programme has the longest history among all postgraduate translation programmes in Hong Kong. This two-year part-time or one-year full-time programme aims at enhancing students’ abilities in translation and interpretation.

The programme curriculum, designed to meet the changing needs of society, equips students with both theoretical knowledge and practical experience, and stresses interaction between teachers and students.

B.  Admission Requirements

In addition to the general qualifications required for admission to the Graduate School, applicants need to have obtained a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university, or an equivalent professional qualification. Applicants are required to attend an interview.

All applicants must also fulfil the 'English Language Proficiency Requirement' as stipulated by the Graduate School before being considered for admission. Please refer to the website of the Graduate School for details.

C.  Study Scheme

(Effective 2017–18)

1. Course Requirement

Students are required to complete a minimum of 24 units of courses for graduation.

For Full-time Students
 
(a) Required courses: 9 Units
 
TRAN6001, 6002, 6003  
 
(b) Elective courses: 15 units
 
Any five courses to be chosen from the following:  
TRAN6101, 6102, 6103, 6104, 6106, 6107, 6108, 6109, 6110, 6111, 6112, 6113, 6114, 6115, 6116, 6117, 6119, 6204, 6205, 6206, 6207, 6208, 6305, 6306, 6307, 6308, 6601, 6811, 6821, 6823, 6910  
Total: 24 units
For Part-time Students
 
(a) Required courses: 9 Units
 
First Year of Attendance  
TRAN6001  
 
Second Year of Attendance  
1st Term: TRAN6002 or 6003  
2nd Term: TRAN6002 or 6003  
 
(b) Elective courses: 15 units
 
Any five courses to be chosen from the following:  
TRAN6101, 6102, 6103, 6104, 6106, 6107, 6108, 6109, 6110, 6111, 6112, 6113, 6114, 6115, 6116, 6117, 6119, 6204, 6205, 6206, 6207, 6208, 6305, 6306, 6307, 6308, 6601, 6811, 6821, 6823  
 
Second Year of Attendance  
TRAN6910  
Total: 24 units

2. Other Requirements

(a) Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
 
(b) A student who obtains a cumulative grade point average (GPA) below 2.0 in the preceding term will be put on academic probation. For details, please refer to Clause 13.0 "Unsatisfactory Performance and Discontinuation of Studies" of the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies which can be accessed from the Graduate School Homepage: http://www2.cuhk.edu.hk/gss.
 
For study scheme of 2016–17 or before, please click HERE.

D.  Course List

Code Course Title Units Remarks Outline
TRAN6001 Advanced Translation Studies 3 Required
TRAN6002 E-C Translation Workshop 3 Required
TRAN6003 C-E Translation Workshop 3 Required
TRAN6101 Advanced Business Translation 3 Elective
TRAN6102 Financial Translation 3 Elective
TRAN6103 Translation of Legal Writings 3 Elective
TRAN6104 Government & Public Affairs Translation 3 Elective
TRAN6106 Translation of Public Relations Writings 3 Elective  
TRAN6107 Mass Media Translation 3 Elective
TRAN6108 Translation of Subtitles 3 Elective
TRAN6109 Science and Technology Translation 3 Elective  
TRAN6110 Literary Translation 3 Elective
TRAN6111 Arts Translation 3 Elective  
TRAN6112 Readings in Translated Works 3 Elective  
TRAN6113 History of Translation 3 Elective  
TRAN6114 Translation Criticism 3 Elective  
TRAN6115 Translation Process and Methodology 3 Elective  
TRAN6116 Comparative Language Studies 3 Elective
TRAN6117 Bilingual Editing Skills 3 Elective
TRAN6119 Special Topics 3 Elective  
TRAN6204 Conference Interpreting 3 Elective  
TRAN6205 Consecutive Interpreting I: C/E 3 Elective  
TRAN6206 Consecutive Interpreting II: C/E 3 Elective  
TRAN6207 Simultaneous Interpreting I: C/E 3 Elective  
TRAN6208 Simultaneous Interpreting II: C/E 3 Elective  
TRAN6305 Consecutive Interpreting I: P/E 3 Elective  
TRAN6306 Consecutive Interpreting II: P/E 3 Elective  
TRAN6307 Simultaneous Interpreting I: P/E 3 Elective  
TRAN6308 Simultaneous Interpreting II: P/E 3 Elective  
TRAN6601 Introduction to Computer-aided Translation 3 Elective  
TRAN6811 Bilingual Lexicography 3 Elective  
TRAN6821 Computer Translation 3 Elective  
TRAN6823 Terminology Management 3 Elective
TRAN6910 Research Seminar in Translation I 3 Elective


Elective courses are quota courses and not all are offered every year.

E.  Tuition Fee

$100,000 per programme

a). Full-time (1 year)
$50,000 x 2 instalments
 
b). Part-time (2 years)
1st year: $25,000 x 2 instalments
2nd year: $25,000 x 2 instalments