Master of Advanced Translation and Interpreting Studies

Macquarie University

This program teaches proficient bilinguals the skills and knowledge to work as professional translators and interpreters in specialised contexts. It focuses on the acquisition of theoretical knowledge relevant to translating and interpreting practice and their application in professional practice. Students are also required to design and implement an extensive research project and execute practicum projects with our industry partners in a variety of settings. It is set apart from the Master of Translation and Interpreting Studies in that it allows graduates to achieve greater depth in either Translation or Interpreting or in both disciplines. Students will also take elective subjects in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics or Translating and Interpreting, for more advanced grounding in the discipline. It also contains a considerable research component to develop research techniques and skills that are highly beneficial in professional contexts.

Course Fee:

Australian: $39,360
International: $58,800

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; GPA of 4.50 (out of 7.00); Proficiency in one of the available languages


Minimum 64 credit points at 800 level or above

Subjects you can Study:

Translation and interpreting

Further information:

This course is available for internal study only.


NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) is the accrediting authority for translators and interpreters in Australia. Students will be required to meet all the requirements set in each semester throughout the period of their study in this program. Gaining accreditation through this program will be subject to: the successful completion of all the required units in this program.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Interpreter, Translator,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde No info Yes Part time
North Ryde No info Yes Full time 2 years
North Ryde No info Yes Online

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Macquarie’s courses are designed in consultation with industry and focus on practical, ‘real-world’ learning. Such learning is facilitated through unique programs such as the award-winning Global Leadership Program, recognised as Australia’s

flagship tertiary global leadership program; PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), the only program of its kind in Australia that gives students practical, work-integrated experience that’s fully integrated into their course; and one of Australia’s best exchange programs, which allows students to gain academic credit at one of 150 global partners along with job-ready skills before they graduate.

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* More than 150 partner universities for student exchange in more than 40 countries

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