Master of Translation and Interpreting Studies

Macquarie University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

This program is designed to meet the needs of proficient bilinguals who aim to work as professional translators and interpreters. Students will acquire the skills and knowledge required to perform translating and interpreting in a range of institutional settings common to community and commercial translating and interpreting practice in Australia and overseas.

Designed for

Those interested in becoming professional translators or interpreters, or those wishing to further develop translating and interpreting skills whilst acquiring a masters degree


48 credit points at 800 level or above


  • Interpreting studies
  • Translating studies

Standard entry requirements

  • Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent in a language or communication related field including translation studies, translating and interpreting, linguistics, speech and hearing sciences, speech-language pathology, language or literary studies, comparative literature, creative writing, education, journalism, media or communication studies, law, or a related discipline
  • A GPA of 4.50 (out of 7.00)
  • Proficiency in one of the available languages.


The program has been accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) since July 2003.

Study pathways

Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN)/English interpreters who are already accredited at NAATI Paraprofessional level can study towards interpreter level accreditation.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
North Ryde
No No information available

Further information

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 Master. This course is available for internal study only.

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