a visual representation of the places Mandarin is spoken as the primary language

Mandarin has two permanent members of staff. Dr Sabrina Wang, a specialist in Interpreting, will be joined in September 2019 by a new colleague. Mandarin is available from Beginners only on two single honours BA programmes (BA Modern Languages and BA Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting).

In BA Modern Languages you study Mandarin in combination with French, German, Italian or Spanish. We have a partnership with the prestigious Beijing Foreign Studies University where you can spend a year or a semester. BA Modern Languages offers a broad-based curriculum with ‘pathways’, in Culture, Education and Translation.

In BA Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting you take Mandarin alongside another language and specialist modules such as Computer-Assisted Translation Tools and Concepts in Translation. You are obliged to split your year abroad, practising Translation and Interpreting in two languages at two institutions from our list of prestigious partners. For Mandarin you study in Beijing Foreign Studies University.

For native speakers of Mandarin, usually studying at Chinese partner university, we offer BA English-Chinese Translating and Interpreting.

All students of Mandarin can take part in the weekly Café Cha Cha where they practise their language skills with exchange students from China.

You can specialise in Mandarin on the MA degrees in Translation and Interpreting and Professional Translation, which also have options of internships and study abroad. We have a thriving community of postgraduate research students working on topics involving Mandarin in Translation and Interpreting.