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 2009-10 and thereafter

1. Coursework Requirement

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

(a) Required courses:

 
 
First Year of Attendance
TRAN6001, 6910, 6920
9 Units
 
First to Second Years of Attendance
TRAN8100 (to be taken each term until graduation)
12 units
 
(b) Elective courses:  
 
First to Second Years of Attendance
TRAN6101, 6102, 6103, 6104, 6105, 6106, 6107, 6108, 6109, 6110, 6111, 6112, 6113, 6114, 6115, 6116, 6117, 6119, 6201, 6202, 6203, 6204, 6301, 6302, 6303, 6601, 6602, 6811, 6821, 6822, 6823
3 units
 
The thesis monitoring course is listed below:
TRAN8100
Total: 24 units
 

2. Other Requirements

(a) Students are required to submit a research thesis and pass an oral examination for graduation.

(b) Pass the IT Proficiency Test. (details) [Not applicable to students admitted in 2012-2013 and thereafter]

(c) A student who obtains a cumulative grade point average (GPA) below 2.0 in the preceding term or receives a failure grade in thesis monitoring courses (for Research Postgraduate Programmes) will be put on academic probation. For details, please refer to Clause 14.0 "Unsatisfactory Performance and Discontinuation of Studies" of the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies which can be accessed from the Graduate School Homepage: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/gss.

(d) Complete an Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) module on "Observing Intellectual Property and Copyright Law during Research". This will be an online module and relevant information can be accessed from the website http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/clear/prodev/ipl.html

II. Applicable to students admitted in 2008-09 and before

1. Coursework Requirement

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

(a) Required courses:

 
 
First Year of Attendance
TRAN6001, 6910, 6920
9 Units
 
First to Second Years of Attendance
TRA8100 (to be taken each term until graduation)
12 units
 
(b) Elective courses:  
 
First to Second Years of Attendance
Any one course 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, 6301, 6302, 6303, 6601, 6602, 6811, 6821, 6822, 6823
3 units
 
The thesis monitoring course is listed below:
TRAN8100
Total: 24 units
 

2. Other Requirements

(a) Students are required to submit a research thesis and pass an oral examination for graduation.

(b) Pass the IT Proficiency Test. (details)

(c) A student who obtains a cumulative grade point average (GPA) below 2.0 in the preceding term or receives a failure grade in thesis monitoring courses (for Research Postgraduate Programmes) will be put on academic probation. For details, please refer to Clause 14.0 "Unsatisfactory Performance and Discontinuation of Studies" of the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies which can be accessed from the Graduate School Homepage: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/gss.

(d) Complete an Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) module on "Observing Intellectual Property and Copyright Law during Research". This will be 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 Outline
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  
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  
TRAN6115 Translation Process and Methodology 3 Elective  
TRAN6116 Comparative Language Studies 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6117 Bilingual Editing Skills 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6118 Computer Applications in Translation 3 Elective  
TRAN6119 Special Topics 3 Elective  
TRAN6201 Principles of Interpreting: C/E 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6202 Consecutive Interpreting: C/E 3 Elective  
TRAN6203 Simultaneous Interpreting: C/E 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6204 Conference Interpreting 3 Elective  
TRAN6301 Principles of Interpreting: P/E 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6302 Consecutive Interpreting: P/E 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6303 Simultaneous Interpreting: P/E 3 Elective Outline
TRAN6601 Introduction to Computer-aided Translation 3 Elective  
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 Outline
TRAN6910 Research Seminar in Translation I 3 Required Outline
TRAN6920 Research Seminar in Translation II 3 Required  
TRAN8100 Thesis Supervision 3 Required  

D.  Tuition Fee (2016-17)

Full-time: $42,100 per year
Part-time: $56,280 per year

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

- HK$15,600/month (in 2016-17)
- Conference/Travel Grants