Doctors/Masters Level

Master of Translation

1.5 years full time (150 points)(part-time study options available)
Parkville campus
Available to Domestic and International
Course CRICOS code:085106J

The Master of Translation is a new program offered from 2015 for Mandarin Chinese-English bilinguals. The program will prepare you for a career as a professional translator. Graduates may work in fields such as government, commerce, law, international relations or specialized technical areas. During the program you will develop professional skills translating specialised topics, managing terminology, using translation technologies and negotiating the cultural and intellectual boundaries of the Chinese and English speaking worlds.

An internship is a core component of the program which allows you to develop your professional translation skills in practice within industry. To enrich your studies in translation, you may also undertake elective subjects in the broad fields of culture and communication, and languages and linguistics. 

For those interested in research or further study (such as a PhD), an Extended Master of Translation is available. It involves an additional semester of study in which you complete a minor thesis.

The Master of Translation is notable for its access to the intellectual resources of Australia’s No. 1 University and in particular the Asia Institute.


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Domestic fee place

Commonwealth Supported Places available

This course offers both Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) and Australian Fee (AF) Places to domestic students.

Indicative Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course fee:
Find out more about CSP student contribution amounts

Indicative total Australian (AF) course fee:

Typical Australian (AF) course fee for 2018:

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs)

A limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Australian Government. Students pay a contribution amount that is determined by the Australian Government, based on the subjects undertaken. Find out more about CSP student contribution amounts.

Australian Fee Places (AF)

If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place, you will automatically be considered for an Australian Fee place if you are eligible for a place in the course. Students enrolled in an AF place are required to pay the full cost of their tuition fees to the University. Australian Fee places are not subsidised by the Australian Government, however you may be eligible for FEE-HELP to assist with payment of tuition fees. If this course is relevant to your current employment, you may be able to deduct course costs from taxable income: see the ATO website for further information.

How course fees are calculated

Your course fee per year is calculated on the basis of one year full-time study (1 EFTSL). Actual fees vary depending on the subjects you are taking. The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5% per annum. More information about tuition fees.

The duration indicated is maximum course duration and does not take into account any advanced standing for prior studies. The course may be shorter depending on your academic background and/or relevant work experience where applicable.

Credit/Advanced standing

If you have completed post-secondary study, you may be eligible for credit/advanced standing towards your studies at the University. Find out more