Master of Arts - Translation and Transcultural Communication

The University of Adelaide

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

This two-year degree is for students fluent in both Chinese and English seeking a career as a professional interpreter and/or translator. It has received qualification endorsement of the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). What will you do? In our Master of Arts (Interpreting, Translation and Transcultural Communication) you'll: take courses in cultural and social studies explore approaches to cross-cultural communication build practical interpreting and translation skills undertake a professional internship.


  • Translation and transcultural communication

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor degree or equivalent


Professional accreditation The program is approved by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). Students who successfully complete the Masters program and achieve the required level of performance in the relevant assessment will be recommended by the University of Adelaide for NAATI Translator accreditation at the professional level.

Study pathways

Students who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Translation and Transcultural Communication will be granted 24 units of credit towards the Masters program.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
North Terrace Domestic: $50,000
International: $68,000
No information available No No information available

Further information

Career opportunities There has been a significant increase in demand for Chinese-speaking, transcultural and transnational professionals in the global market. The program prepares students for a career as a professional translator working in a range of fields. The substantial research component in this program makes it possible for aspiring graduates without an honours qualification from an Australian university to undertake PhD study, thereby providing a career path for them to pursue research careers at a global level.

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