The Master of Arts in Legal Translation (MALTF) will stop admitting students in 2019
(i.e., the last intake of students will be September 2018).
The programme will be phased out by year 2025 according to the University’s regulations.
法律翻譯文學碩士課程 (MALTF) 將於2019 年停止招生 (即: 2018年九月入學者為最後一屆學員)。此課程將於2025年正式停辦。
法律翻译文学硕士课程 (MALTF) 将于2019 年停止招生 (即: 2018年九月入学者为最后一届学员)。此课程将于2025年正式停办。


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The change in Hong Kong’s sociopolitical climate since 1997 has triggered the Government to implement a bilingual legal system using Chinese in addition to English as the language of law. As a world city, Hong Kong is in need of competent professional translators for both the public and private legal sectors.


The Open University of Hong Kong has a strong tradition in offering postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in language studies and translation. In addition to its BA (Honours) in Language and Translation and MA in Applied Translation, the School of Arts and Social Sciences will offer a specialised programme, the Master of Arts in Legal Translation (MALTF), from September 2008. This programme is designed to meet the growing demand for translators in the legal profession. For students interested in language, the study of legal translation will enhance their knowledge of a specialised field of language use.


This programme aims to provide students with professional skills in legal writing, legal translation and bilingual drafting. Upon successful completion of the programme, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the common law system and the general concepts in constitutional & administrative law, criminal law, contract law, company law and property law. They should also be equipped with the techniques to translate different types of legal documents to meet the challenges arising as a result of Hong Kong’s transformation from a monolingual to a bilingual legal system.



For details about the tuition fee and application procedures, pleas visit the  admission page of the Universtiy Click here

Convenient schedule with classes in the evenings and/or Saturday/Sunday afternoons/evenings will be arranged.


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Modified Date: Oct 28, 2019