Master of Arts - Translation and Transcultural Communication

The University of Adelaide

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Course Fee:

Australian: $50,000
International: $68,000

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Subjects you can Study:

Translation and transcultural communication

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.

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.


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.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

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

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