A Master of Translation 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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $51,456
International: $73,440

Entry Requirements:

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7 and with a successful assessment in the language of focus. Applicants must be able to demonstrate attainment of the Learning Outcomes in a major in their language of focus. This can be through demonstration of having completed a language major or Bachelors, at an Australian tertiary institution or its international equivalent, or of having language ability equivalent to the level attained by completion of a language major as determined by a language assessment conducted by an ANU staff member in the relevant language of focus. All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements.


96 units of coursework. Students will take 24 units of introductory courses, 24 units of research courses and 24 units of disciplinary courses. The remaining 24 units of coursework can be used to take almost any course on campus (subject to availability and course entry requirements).

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit. Cognate Disciplines Applied Linguistics, Communication, Languages, Linguistics, Literature, Translating/Interpreting.

Further information:

The Advanced version of this degree contains a thesis component.

Who for:

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

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00120C

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info Yes Full time 2 years
Canberra No info Yes Part time 4 years

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