Master of Translation

1.5 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 085106J

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Course Description


Learn how to bridge cultures through translation. The Master of Translation is a program offered for bilinguals in either Mandarin Chinese - English or Spanish - English. It prepares you a professional translator career. Graduates work in fields such as government, commerce, law, or international relations, where they mediate Australia's international relations. To enrich your studies in translation, you may undertake elective subjects in the broad fields of culture and communication, and languages and linguistics.

You can develop your professional skills translating specialised topics, managing terminology, using translation technologies and negotiating the cultural and intellectual boundaries of Chinese and Spanish speaking worlds. An internship is a core component of the program, giving you a real-world industry experience. Or, if you're interested in research or further study, there's a Master of Translation (Enhanced) option, with a minor thesis component, available.

The Master of Translation and Master of Translation (Enhanced) at the University of Melbourne are endorsed by the National Authority for Accreditation for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at a professional level.

National Authority for Accreditation for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI)
National Authority for Accreditation for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI)

Who is it for?

The Master of Translation helps you effectively and efficiently translate a range of genres. Develop your understanding of English and Chinese or English and Spanish cultural and intellectual foundations, and familiarise yourself with translation technologies. If you want to study and work in team-based and project-based work environments, you'll learn how to adapt to new professional contexts and hone your judgement and decision-making skills. You can complete an internship to put your translation skills to practice within a professional environment, or undertake a minor thesis to demonstrate your ability to solve authentic translation problems.

Where will it take me?

A Master of Translation readies you for work in professional fields including:

  • Translation and interpreting
  • International relations
  • Multi-national firms
  • Commercial and industrial organisation
  • Civil service

Enrich you translation studies by undertaking an elective in culture, communication, languages and linguistics, such as:

  • Grammar in Use
  • Trans-cultural Communication at Work
  • Asia and the World
  • Writing and Editing for Digital Media

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Application deadlines

  • 31 October 2019 for Semester 1 2020 intake
  • Scholarship deadlines 

In applying past the deadline, students should take into account student visa deadlines.

 International applicants can apply up to one year in advance of their studies. That is, if a student would like to commence in Semester 1, they can apply from Semester 1 of the previous year

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Please note: If you wish to be considered for a scholarship or bursary at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences you must submit an application to a GSHSS degree by 31 Oct for Semester 1 and 31 March for Semester 2.

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