Master of Translation (Advanced)

Australian National University (ANU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

A Master of Translation (Advanced) will equip you with the highly-developed analytical and written communication skills in English and a language of focus which you need to succeed in professional translation. It is designed to provide students with a focused qualification in the fields of literary and technical translation, along with an understanding of the history of translation and an appreciation of a number of critical issues in the field. The ANU is home to a team of world-renowned language specialists who are also experienced translators. ANU offers the greatest variety of specialised language expertise available in Australia and is the ideal location for your study of translation.

Designed for

Those with a high level of fluency in a language other than English and a passion for language and for translation


72 units of coursework and 24 units of research. Students will take 24 units of introductory courses, 24 units of research courses and 24 units of disciplinary courses. The Advanced component enables students to undertake research training in the form of a 20,000 word supervised research thesis (24 units).


  • Advanced translation

Standard entry requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6/7 and the approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis and with a successful assessment in the language of focus. All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements.

Study pathways

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. Cognate Disciplines Applied Linguistics, Communication, Languages, Linguistics, Literature, Translating/Interpreting.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Canberra Domestic: $56,640
International: $80,832
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