Why Choose the Master of Arts in Translation and Interpretation (MTI) Programme?

You are invited to the info sessions for August 2023 intake. Please register for either of the three sessions.

Date: 16 Dec 2022, Friday

Time: 7 pm - 9 pm

Venue: Zoom

Register by 13 Dec 2022, 12nn

Date: 13 Jan 2023, Friday

Time: 7 pm - 9pm

Venue: Zoom

Register by 10 Jan 2023, 12nn

Date: 3 Feb 2023, Friday

Time: 7 pm - 9 pm

Venue: Zoom

Register by 31 Jan 2023, 12nn

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Application Period:

1 Nov 2022 to 28 Feb 2023

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With a focus on English to Chinese and Chinese to English translation, the MTI Programme distinguishes itself from general translation courses and programmes. Its specific objectives are to help students to develop the following capabilities:

A high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in both Chinese and English.

A comprehensive set of skills as well as professional attitudes and ethics for carrying out professional translation/interpretation work between English and Chinese.


A thorough understanding of theories, debates, and research methods in translation and interpretation studies.


Competency in conducting research in translation and interpretation as well as expertise in research design and methodology.


Capabilities for tackling various issues in relation to registers and styles and rendering texts from a wide range of specialised fields, as well as adequate knowledge of relevant interdisciplinary concepts.

Awareness of technological changes and advances in translation/interpretation, as well as the know-how to use translation tools to facilitate translation production.


The ability to reflect on one’s own translation and interpreting experience in more theoretical terms, so as to learn from future experience and foster developments in the related fields.


The establishment of the MTI Programme is a timely response to the demands of the local society and the region. It not only serves to bridge the gap between different disciplines in academia and industry but also to add to the intellectual breadth of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as a comprehensive university.