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Welcome Message


Prof. LUNG Wai-chu, Rachel

Head of Department


Welcome to the Master of Arts in Translation Studies (MATS) at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. To address society’s pressing need for talented translators of Chinese, the MATS Programme was launched in 2019, with a focus on Chinese-English translation.

The MATS Programme is the only Master’s programme in Hong Kong with a special focus on translation from Chinese to English. It is tailored for those who are proficient in Chinese and English and interested in the study of translation practice and translation research. The MATS Programme is distinctive in its global outlook and international team, with faculty members coming from Canada, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan, which gives students’ learning a significant edge. The Programme features small-class teaching to ensure plenty of interaction between students and lecturers. We also offer one-to-one supervision for dissertation writing, which helps to train students in independent research, and allows for more in-depth discussion with the supervisors.

With our multi-faceted, interdisciplinary curriculum, we aim to train well-rounded talent, helping students not only to acquire practical translation skills but also to think critically. The Programme offers courses on translation practice that cover a wide range of specialised subjects, such as literature, art, business, law and popular culture, as well as cultural and creative industries. With rapid technological development, machine translation and the internet have significantly influenced the translation industry. We introduce computer-aided translation tools in our curriculum, in the hope that students and computer-aided translation software can join forces to create even higher-quality work more efficiently.

We are committed to providing a top-notch curriculum for students. Career opportunities for our graduates are not limited to the translation industry, but include the government, finance, sales and marketing, management, education and legal sectors.

The MATS Programme can open many doors for your future career and studies. Come and join us!