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Master of Arts in Translation (Business and Legal) (MA-TBL)

Programme Objectives

The Master of Arts in Translation (Business and Legal) Programme aims to train students to master the theories and skills in writing, translating and interpreting in business and legal contexts, and to provide students with the essential knowledge of the translation industry in major Chinese communities. Graduates will be able to meet future challenges in the fast-growing language services industry with a particular focus on business and legal translation.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Upon successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • analyse complex business and legal texts;
  • apply linguistic and conceptual skills to formulate solutions to complex business and legal translation tasks;
  • apply various information technology skills to enhance translation efficiency;
  • reflect critically on the conceptual issues and practice relating to business and legal translation;
  • conduct research on business and legal translation issues; and
  • communicate effectively in English and Chinese in business and legal environments and for research and study purposes.

Employment Pathways

Graduates of the Programme may fill the following posts:

  • Financial / business / legal translators
  • Law clerks / legal assistants
  • Business executives
  • Project managers
  • Technical writers
  • Public relations / communication officers
  • Language trainers / teachers

Entrance Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or equivalent; and
  • Fulfilment of one of the following English language proficiency requirements: TOEFL ≥ 550 (paper-based), ≥ 79 (internet-based); IELTS ≥ 6.5; CET 6 ≥ 430; TEM-4 ≥ 70; or equivalent.

Year of Study

Application Deadline
Local applicants: 15 Aug 2021
Non-local applicants: Closed

Mode of Study
Full-time and part-time

Minimum of Credits Required

Normal Study Period
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years

Maximum Study Period
5 years

Mode of Processing
Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.

Programme Website 

Tuition Fee (for 2021 intake)
Local students: HK$3,820 per credit
Non-local students: HK$4,775 per credit

Programme Director

Dr. Shelby Chan
School of Translation and Foreign Languages

General Enquiries
MA-TBL Office
 (+852) 3963 5347