Master of Philosophy (Full-time/Part-time)

A.  Admission Requirements

In addition to the general qualifications required for admission to the Graduate School, applicants should have obtained a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university, or an equivalent professional qualification. Applicants are required to submit a 5-page research proposal on or before the application deadline and 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.

B.  Study Scheme

I. Applicable to students admitted in 2017-18 and thereafter

 
1. Coursework Requirement
 
For Full-time Students:
Students are required to complete a minimum of 24 units of courses for graduation.

(a) Required courses:

 
First Year of Attendance:
TRAN6001
3 Units
First to Second Year of Attendance:  
TRAN8100 (to be taken each term until graduation) 12 units
TRAN6910, 6920 6 units

(b) Elective courses:

 
Any one 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, 6602, 6811, 6821, 6822, 6823
3 units
Total: 24 units
 
For Part-time Students:
Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 units of courses for graduation.

(a) Required courses:

 
First Year of Attendance:
TRAN6001
3 Units
First to Second Year of Attendance:
TRAN6910, 6920
6 units
First to Third Year of Attendance:
TRAN8100 (to be taken each term until graduation)
18 units

(b) Elective courses:

 
Any one 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, 6602, 6811, 6821, 6822, 6823
3 units
Total: 30 units
 
2. Other Requirements
(a) Students must fulfill the Term Assessment Requirement of the Graduate School. For details, please refer to Section 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://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk.
(b) A student must achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in order to fulfill the graduation requirement, unless special approval is granted by the Graduate Council.
(c) Students are required to submit a research thesis and pass an oral examination for graduation.
(d) Complete an Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) module on “Observing Intellectual Property and Copyright Law during Research”. This is an online module and relevant information can be accessed from the website: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/clear/prodev/ipl.html.
(e) Students are required to complete an online Research Ethics Training (RET) module on “Publication Ethics” offered by the Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services (ORKTS) and obtain a valid Publication Ethics Certificate for graduation. Relevant information can be accessed from the RET website at https://www.research-ethics.cuhk.edu.hk/web/.
 

II. Applicable to students admitted in 2016-17 and before

 
1. Coursework Requirement
 
For Full-time Students:
Students are required to complete a minimum of 24 units of courses for graduation.

(a) Required courses:

 
First Year of Attendance:
TRAN6001
3 Units
First to Second Year of Attendance:  
TRAN8100 (to be taken each term until graduation) 12 units
TRAN6910, 6920 6 units

(b) Elective courses:

 
Any one courses to be chosen from the following:
TRAN6101, 6102, 6103, 6104, 6105*, 6106, 6107, 6108, 6109, 6110, 6111, 6112, 6113, 6114, 6115, 6116, 6117, 6119, 6201*, 6202*, 6203*, 6204, 6205, 6206, 6207, 6208, 6301*, 6302*, 6303*, 6305, 6306, 6307, 6308, 6601, 6602, 6811, 6821, 6822, 6823
(* courses offered in 2016-17 and before)
3 units
Total: 24 units
 
For Part-time Students:
Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 units of courses for graduation.

(a) Required courses:

 
First Year of Attendance:
TRAN6001
3 Units
First to Second Year of Attendance:
TRAN6910, 6920
6 units
First to Third Year of Attendance:
TRAN8100 (to be taken each term until graduation)
18 units

(b) Elective courses:

 
Any one courses to be chosen from the following:
TRAN6101, 6102, 6103, 6104, 6105*, 6106, 6107, 6108, 6109, 6110, 6111, 6112, 6113, 6114, 6115, 6116, 6117, 6119, 6201*, 6202*, 6203*, 6204, 6205, 6206, 6207, 6208, 6301*, 6302*, 6303*, 6305, 6306, 6307, 6308, 6601, 6602, 6811, 6821, 6822, 6823
(* courses offered in 2016-17 and before)
3 units
Total: 30 units
 
2. Other Requirements
(a) Students must fulfill the Term Assessment Requirement of the Graduate School. For details, please refer to Section 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://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk.
(b) A student must achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in order to fulfill the graduation requirement, unless special approval is granted by the Graduate Council.
(c) Students are required to submit a research thesis and pass an oral examination for graduation.
(d) Complete an Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) module on “Observing Intellectual Property and Copyright Law during Research”. This is an online module and relevant information can be accessed from the website: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/clear/prodev/ipl.html.
 

C.  Course List

Code Course Title Units Remarks Outline
TRAN6001 Advanced Translation Studies 3 Required TRAN6001A
TRAN6001B
TRAN6101 Advanced Business Translation 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6102 Financial Translation 3 Elective  
TRAN6103 Translation of Legal Writings 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6104 Government and Public Affairs Translation 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6105* Journalistic Translation 3 Elective  
TRAN6106 Translation of Public Relations Writings 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6107 Mass Media Translation 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6108 Translation of Subtitles 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6109 Science and Technology Translation 3 Elective  
TRAN6110 Literary Translation 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6111 Arts Translation 3 Elective  
TRAN6112 Readings in Translated Works 3 Elective  
TRAN6113 History of Translation 3 Elective  
TRAN6114 Translation Criticism 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6115 Translation Process and Methodology 3 Elective  
TRAN6116 Comparative Language Studies 3 Elective  
TRAN6117 Bilingual Editing Skills 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6119 Special Topics 3 Elective  
TRAN6201* Principles of Interpreting: C/E 3 Elective  
TRAN6202* Consecutive Interpreting: C/E 3 Elective  
TRAN6203* Simultaneous Interpreting: C/E 3 Elective  
TRAN6204 Conference Interpreting 3 Elective  
TRAN6205 Consecutive Interpreting I: C/E 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6206 Consecutive Interpreting II: C/E 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6207 Simultaneous Interpreting I: C/E 3 Elective  
TRAN6208 Simultaneous Interpreting II: C/E 3 Elective  
TRAN6301* Principles of Interpreting: P/E 3 Elective  
TRAN6302* Consecutive Interpreting: P/E 3 Elective  
TRAN6303* Simultaneous Interpreting: P/E 3 Elective  
TRAN6305 Consecutive Interpreting I: P/E 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6306 Consecutive Interpreting II: P/E 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6307 Simultaneous Interpreting I: P/E 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6308 Simultaneous Interpreting II: P/E 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6601 Introduction to Computer-aided Translation 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6602 Editing Skills for Computer Translation 3 Elective  
TRAN6811 Bilingual Lexicography 3 Elective  
TRAN6821 Computer Translation 3 Elective  
TRAN6822 Natural Language Processing 3 Elective  
TRAN6823 Terminology Management 3 Elective  
TRAN6910 Research Seminar in Translation I 3 Required  
TRAN6920 Research Seminar in Translation II 3 Required  
TRAN8100 Thesis Supervision 3 Required  
(* courses offered in 2016-17 and before)

D.  Tuition Fee (2017-18)

Full-time: $42,100 per year
Part-time: $42,100 per year

E.  Postgraduate Studentships & Grants (Applicable to full-time students)

- HK$16,270/month (in 2017-18)
- Conference/Travel Grants