Simultaneous Interpreting

The graduates of Master of Arts in Simultaneous Interpreting Pragramme are expected to possess a high level of language and communication proficiency that will enable them to perform professionally in advanced interpreting (consecutive and simultaneous) with high competency. They should also possess basic skills for lifelong learning and be international in outlook, upright in character, and committed to serving the needs of society. The solid training offered by this Programme will also make its graduates competetive candidates for research postgraduate programmes in SI.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 27 units of courses in the first year and a minimum of 24 units of courses in the second year, making a total of 51 units of courses for graduation.

MASI 51 units

Required courses 21 units

General Electives at least 15 units

Concentration Electives at least 15 units


Required Courses

Foundation in Chinese to English Consecutive Interpreting
Foundation in English to Chinese Consecutive Interpreting
Approaches to Translation and Interpreting Studies
Research in Translation Practice
Foundation in Chinese to English Simultaneous Interpreting
Foundation in English to Chinese Simultaneous Interpreting
Practicum 2
Simultaneous Interpreting for Global Cooperation and Development


Concentration Electives

Consecutive Interpreting for Public Affairs
Consecutive Interpreting for Economics and Trade
Community Interpreting
Practicum 1
Simultaneous Interpreting for Science and Technology
Simultaneous Interpreting for Economics and Trade
Simultaneous Interpreting for International Relations


General Electives

Information Technologies for Translation and Interpreting
Communication Skills for Translators and Interpreters
Seminars 1
Translation Project and Management
Seminars 2
Translation Workshop
Simultaneous Interpreting for Contemporary Issues
Second Foreign Language I
Second Foreign Language II
Creative Writing (with an emphasis on prose) 

All applicants should fulfill the requirements prescribed below:
· Graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor’s degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than “B” ; or
· Graduated from an honors programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor’s degree, normally with honors not lower than Second Class; or
· Completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honour’s degree

· Fulfilled the following English Language Proficiency Requirement:

- TOEFL (normally not lower than 550 Paper-based;
213 computer-based; or 79 internet-based); or
- IELTS (Academic) (normally not lower than Band 6.5); or
- GMAT (Verbal, normally not lower than 21);

The above is only the requirement to be eligible to sit the English language test organized by the Programmes.

Application Fee
Application fee: RMB 300/application


Required Application Materials
Please submit the following items (no. 1-8) to us.
1. Completed Application Form;
2. Official Transcripts from the University attended by applications;
3. Copies of Degree Certificates;
4. Documents showing the applicant has fulfilled the English Language Proficiency Requirement;
5. Confidential Recommendations from Two referees respectively;
6. Personal Statement and CV;
7. Copies of your Identity Card or Passport;
8. Other supporting documents upon request.

Application Deadline:

First Round: September 20th, 2019 - November 20th, 2019

Second Round: To be determined

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