M.A. in Translation and Interpretation


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

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 develop the following capabilities:

  • A high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in both Chinese and English.
  • 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 NTU as a comprehensive university.

Application for Admission

The MTI Programme offers one intake per year in January.

The Online Application for the January 2021 intake is available on 1 March 2020. The closing date is 31 July 2020. You can click here to start your application. 


You are required to save the completed application form and all the required supporting documents (listed under the "Admission Requirements") ​into one PDF document or one ZIP file and email it to mti@ntu.edu.sg by 31 July 2020.


Please also print out a copy of the completed application form and send it together with all the required supporting documents to the address of the MTI office by 31 July 2020: ​


The MTI Office, School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University

SHHK-02-19, 48 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639818

Information Sessions

You are invited to the MTI Information Sessions.

​ ​​​​MTI Information Sessions for the 2021 Intake
​​Date: 20 June 2020, Saturday
Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
(Register by 18 June 2020)​
Date: 27 June 2020, Saturday
Time: 2.00 pm
​Date: 4 July 2020, Saturday
Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
(Register by 2 July 2020)​

​​Conducted on Zoom ​​Click here to view the video ​Conducted on Zoom​

To enquire, please contact the MTI Office at +65 6908 1978 / +65 6904 7242 or send your email to mti@ntu.edu.sg.