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University of Liverpool: Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting

Institution University of Liverpool
Department Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
Study type Taught


Focusing on translation and interpreting between two of the world’s major languages, Chinese and English, this exciting master's programme provides well-balanced practical training in translation and interpreting (consecutive interpreting, simultaneous interpreting, sight translation and public service interpreting), covering a variety of topics. The programme also familiarises students with theoretical insights and methodological approaches that are integral to the field of translation and interpreting.

Through this master's programme, you will:

  • gain hands-on skills in practical translation and interpreting, covering different modes (written translation, sight translation, simultaneous, consecutive and public service interpreting) and across various topics (e.g. politics, business, commerce, media, culture, technology and literature);
  • explore major theoretical approaches and core methodologies in translation and interpreting studies
  • have the flexibility to choose between a traditional theory-based dissertation and a practice-based translation project as your graduation project;
  • acquire useful transferrable skills (e.g. public speaking, intercultural communication, academic writing, active listening, critical thinking and analytical skills) for a successful career in translation and interpreting and beyond (e.g. in such fields as media, journalism, business, education, advertisement as well as governments and organisations)
  • be equipped with the research skills necessary for further study at a PhD level, should you wish to pursue a career in academia.

You will also be able to:

  • draw on the interdisciplinary expertise of staff members from the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures and the department’s strong links with the Confucius Institute
  • benefit from the excellent facilities, resources, connections and networks of the University of Liverpool as a world-class Russell Group and redbrick university
  • take advantage of the excellent career opportunities in a world-famous dynamic global city known for its linguistic and cultural diversity.


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