Master of Translating and Interpreting

Macquarie University

Program Description

Master of Translating and Interpreting

Macquarie University

Master of Translating and Interpreting

This degree provides proficient bilinguals with the linguistic, technical and professional skills to work as translators and/or interpreters, as well as an academic grounding in translation and interpreting theory and research skills.

It is offered in a number of languages depending on demand and resources: including Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese and Korean.

You can specialise in interpreting or translating in 18 months, or you can pursue a double specialisation over 2 years.

Key features

  • Uses up-to-date classroom management, language learning and translation software to enhance student learning
  • Offers a practicum component in a wide range of organisations
  • Provides a pathway to the Master of Advanced Translation and Master of Conference Interpreting for eligible students
  • This degree can be combined with Master of International Relations or Master of Applied Linguistics

Suitable for

Suitable if you are interested in becoming a professional translator or interpreter, or wish to further develop translating and interpreting skills whilst acquiring a masters degree.

Entry requirements

  • Australian Bachelor degree or recognised equivalent
  • Minimum GPA of 2.50 (out of 4.00)
  • Minimum English Language Proficiency: IELTS or IELTS equivalent of 7.0 overall, with minimum 6.5 in each band
  • Proficiency in one of the available languages: Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese or Korean

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:

  • senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
  • one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification


Chinese (Mandarin), Korean and Japanese are available in Semesters 1 and 2.

This degree is also offered at the Postgraduate Diploma level and credit may be counted towards the Masters.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2017
2 years
Full time
23,680 AUD
Start date Jan. 2017
Australia North Ryde, New South Wales
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 23,680 AUD
- Price per year, international students