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LocationNewcastle
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.1 year full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022),
FeesFind information about indicative course and program fees.
English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 6.5, IELTS section minimum - 6.5 (R,W), 6.0 (L,S) Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 105991E
Program Code40229

Study translation

The Master of Translation Studies is designed to further develop your skills in translation between English and another language. You will learn theories and practical strategies that are essential to achieve high quality translations and applicable in a wide range of workplaces.

The Master of Translation Studies will equip you with advanced knowledge and skills in both the theory and practice of translation. The program includes a focus on human evaluation of machine translation and will provide opportunities to participate in machine translation-related research projects with industry partners. Throughout the degree, you will explore the foundations of language structure and how communicative practices are expressed in and through languages. As a part of this program, you will also undertake a translation project under the supervision of a specialist staff member, giving you first-hand experience within your degree.

The Master of Translation Studies will open many doors to diverse careers in a range of different fields including education and academia, government, medicine and health, media and journalism, language translation, law and policy development, tourism, and international relations. You will gain a strong competitive edge and widen your career opportunities with the Master of Translation studies.

Why study with us?

  • Learn in-demand skills and open doors to diverse careers, travel, and unique opportunities.
  • Opportunities to participate in research with industry-partners via contributing to the construction of domain/language-specific databases.
  • Evaluate machine translation and gain opportunities to participate in machine translation-related research projects with industry partners.
  • Gain a basis for seeking the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) accreditation as a translator.
  • Engage in work-integrated learning and projects

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    What you will study

    You will be able to choose from a diverse range of study and language options, allowing you to develop your skills in translation between English and another language, with an understanding of theory as an essential foundation for high quality translation.

    Master of Translation Studies graduates will benefit from a theory- and practice-based approach ensuring that they become skilled, innovative, and confident translation specialists.

    You have the option to focus on one of the following languages:

    • Chinese
    • Arabic
    • French
    • Japanese
    • Languages of Vanuatu
    • Turkish
    • German
    • Scandinavian languages
    • Russian
    • Bulgarian

    When undertaking your capstone translation project, you will be working with a staff member who is an expert in the language of your choice.

    Career

    Career opportunities

    Our Master of Translation Studies graduates will be able to work in various settings and across a range of industries around the world.

    When you study translation studies at the University of Newcastle, your flexible skillset and specialist language expertise will widen your employment prospects. Below are some typical fields available to our graduates:

    • commercial industries
    • education and academia
    • government
    • health and medicine
    • media and journalism
    • language translation
    • law and policy development
    • tourism
    • business and economics
    • science and technology
    • international relations

    Practical experience

    As a part of this program, you will undertake a translation project under the supervision of a specialist staff member, giving you first-hand experience within your degree.

    Professional recognition

    The Master of Translation Studies is under application for endorsement by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).

    How to apply

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    I am a prospective
    student, looking to study at
    Newcastle

    Before you get started

    To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

    1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
    2. Review the program fees and costs.
    3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
    4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

    You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

    Postgraduate application process

    Other things to consider

    Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

    The Master of Translation Studies is an 80 unit postgraduate qualification.

    Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students, who hold either a:

    Bachelor Honours degree in a relevant discipline area

    OR

    Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline area with at least 1 year of relevant work experience

    OR

    Bachelor degree with a major in a relevant discipline area with at least 1 year of relevant work experience

    OR

    Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline area

    OR

    Graduate Diploma in a relevant discipline area

    Relevant discipline areas include linguistics and Modern Languages (e.g. French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Scandinavian languages) and Ancient/Classical Languages (Latin, Ancient Greek).

    For non-anglophone international students, relevant discipline areas include English. 

    All Applicants must:

    • have an IELTS overall score of at least 6.5 and reading/writing (R, W) scores of at least 6.5 or equivalent in other tests,  
    • have an advanced level in a second language in reading and writing corresponding to the Level B2/C1 in the Common European Framework (or equivalent)
    • For non native speakers of the language other than English, this proficiency can be demonstrated by scores in internationally recognised tests (like level 6 in HSK for Chinese, DALF for French, etc.) 

    All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

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