- Theory of translation studies
- Journalism translation
- Global media cultures
- Contemporary media theories
- Translation and technology.
The MA Mass Media Translation programme is designed to cater to the needs of both practitioners and those aspiring to pursue research in translation studies. The theoretical modules are intended to lay a stepping stone for those who wish to conduct further research in translation studies, or who are committed to a career in the discipline, whilst the practical modules aim to help students strengthen their skills in critical thinking, develop their bilingual and bicultural sensibilities and improve their translation, linguistics and bilingual media communication skills.
Why should I study Mass Media Translation at XJTLU?
- The first MA in Mainland China specialised in bilingual media communication and translation training
- A wide range of theoretical and practical modules to choose from
- Taught by academic staff members of the translation and media and communication studies programmes, as well as other experts in the field.
- Research methods
- Public relations translation
- Portrayal of China in Western Media
- Discourse analysis
- Audio-visual translation
- Translating Chinese culture.
- Translation project.
Additional learning activity
The MA Mass Media Translation programme includes an additional 600 hours of additional learning activity (ALA) normally spread equally over all the semesters of the programme. ALAs are assessed on a pass/fail basis in each semester and must be completed for the award of the qualification. The ALAs do not contribute to the final degree classification. Appropriate resit opportunities will normally be provided for each element of the ALA. An individual student learning plan will be established at the outset of each semester with the academic adviser.
ALAs may contain the following elements:
- Graduate teaching or research assistantship
- Discipline-related academic activities
- English/Chinese modules
- Work placements.
Upon graduation, you could choose either to become a professional translator or further your study in translation studies and start a career doing academic research in this field. There is growing demand for trained bilinguals of English and Chinese. You could work in any international environment where cross-cultural communication is needed. With an understanding of cross-cultural media communication and a mastery of English and Chinese, a wide range of work destinations are open to you in business, public relations, and media and journalism, teaching and administration.
RMB 90,000 for the entire 18 month full-time programme.
University tuition fees cover the cost of your study with us.
If you are a graduate of XJTLU, the University of Liverpool or Xi’an Jiaotong University, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent of the tuition fee.
Masters students have the option to pay tuition fees in instalments each semester. You can also choose to pay the fees upfront at the time of registration, in this case a discount of five percent of the total fees will be offered.
You will be asked to indicate how you would like to pay the fees when you confirm your acceptance of the unconditional offer.
XJTLU offers a generous scholarship of up to 50 percent of the total tuition fee for all full-time masters programmes based on academic merit. Should you wish to apply for XJTLU master scholarship, please submit a scholarship application letter in your application stating the reasons why you should be considered.
Minimum entry requirements
Upper second class (2:1) honours
- 1st tier universities: 75 percent or above
- 2nd tier universities: 80 percent or above
Note: Chinese applicants are not required to take the MoE postgraduate entrance exam.
3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme
Equivalent academic qualifications
Normally a good first degree in translation or English (where Chinese is your first language) or Chinese (where your first language is not Chinese). Applicants with a first degree in other subjects will be considered on an individual basis.
English language requirements
If English is not your native language or if you have not studied in English at degree level, you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency. You should normally possess one of the following qualifications:
- IELTS: 7.0 (minimum of 6.5 in all sections)
- TOEFL iBT: 100
In exceptional circumstances, individual cases will be considered on their own merits. You may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate your English proficiency.
If you miss the English language requirements by 0.5-1.0 of an IELTS band, or a similar number for other English language exams, you can be admitted to the programme after successful completion of our four- or six-week intensive English presessional course.
You can also apply to take the XJTLU English language test in lieu of an IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent. Based on the score, students may be admitted or may be required to take and successfully complete the four- or six-week intensive English presessional course.
Additionally, students may be required to complete English language courses on a pass/fail basis as part of the additional learning activity requirement during their studies at XJTLU.
Chinese language requirements
Applicants who are not native speakers of Chinese are expected to meet the following Chinese language requirements:
- A minimum of level five in HSK (Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì) and TOCFL (Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language).
Individual cases will be considered on their own merits. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their English or Chinese proficiency.
How to apply
Applications should be submitted via our online application system:
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- Create an account or log in to your existing account
- Complete your application
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