Master of Translation
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.
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
A CSP is subsidised and students pay a contribution determined by the Australian Government. The number of CSPs available is reviewed annually by the University.
Australian Fee Places
If you are not eligible to receive a CSP, you will automatically be considered for an AF place if you meet course entry requirements. AF places are not subsidised but you may be eligible for assistance with the FEE-HELP loan scheme. If this course is relevant to your current employment, you may be able to claim fees as a work-related tax deduction.
Course fees are calculated as if a student undertakes one year of full-time study. This is called 1 x EFTSL (Equivalent Full Time Study Load). If course duration is less than one year, or the student studies less than a full-time study load, fees are adjusted accordingly.
The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments and does not take into account any advanced standing for prior studies.
Fees are reviewed annually by the University and vary depending on subjects within the course.
If you have completed post-secondary study, you may be eligible for credit/advanced standing towards your studies at the University. Find out more.