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University of Bristol: Chinese-English Translation

Institution University of Bristol
Department School of Modern Languages
Telephone +44 (0) 117 394 1649
Study type Taught


Our MA in Chinese-English Translation will equip you for a career in professional language services and further academic research. You will explore how practical translation is informed by theory, develop your verbal and written communication skills, and build your mastery of digital tools to help you produce translation of the highest quality. Students graduate from the programme equipped with specialist skills in translation and localisation, as well as transferable skills such as analytical thinking, research and collaboration, which are essential in today's global market.

Students coming to the UK from overseas not only learn advanced translation skills from and into Chinese, but also develop their English language competency and their knowledge of UK and international culture. The programme is also open to students for whom English is a native language with a high level of Chinese, typically undergraduate level or higher.

Postgraduates are full members of the academic community, with the opportunity to participate in the many research seminars and conferences taking place within the Faculty of Arts (

The School of Modern Languages ( has an established record in translator training and excellent industry links. Our translation and interpreting staff include practising professionals and translation researchers. We are a corporate member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting ( and an institutional member of the American Translators' Association (ATA) ( We are on the ATA's list of approved providers of translator training. Students have an opportunity to obtain SDL Trados translation software certification.


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