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As a whole, it is designed to train bilingual practitioners in the fields of translation and interpreting in order to meet market demands in China. It is teaching- and student-oriented and aims to offer a unique learning experience in translation and interpreting.

The Applied Translation Studies programme at Beijing Normal University - Hong Kong Baptist University United International College  emphasizes both translation theory and practice. Such emphases provide ATS students with the requisite broad framework to work simultaneously on the Chinese and English languages while also tapping the rich cultural contexts underlying the art of translation.

As an outcome of the training in theory and practice, ATS graduates are equipped to work independently as professional translators and/or interpreters in government and/or the private sectors. 

The Programme provides its graduates, in sum, with the lifelong skills necessary to compete in a rapidly changing global marketplace where bilingual competence, critical thinking and strong communication skills remain for the foreseeable future a profound asset.

Career Prospects

ATS trains students to become translators and interpreters. Yet, students’ career paths are not limited to translation and interpreting. Any language- and communication-related professions are options for ATS graduates. These professions include but are not limited to: 

  • Media
  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Corporate communication
  • Government administration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    132 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication and Translation 
  • Reading Chinese Literature in Translation 
  • Translation As Adaptation 
  • Drama Translation
  • Research Methods for Translation Studies 
  • Translation of Scientific and Technological Texts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Mainland China Applicants:

Mainland Chinese students who have sat the P.R.C. National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) of the current year, and have met the college entrance benchmark are eligible to apply.

Overseas Applicants:

An applicant from overseas other than Hong Kong or Macau may apply for admission with qualification acceptable to the College, and will be considered on an individual basis.

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Associate Degree Student/Holder
  • Higher Diploma/Professional Diploma/Diploma Student/Holder
  • GCE Qualification
  • SAT Qualifications

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11356 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11356 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11356 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11356 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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90,000 RMB per annum 


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