The University of Melbourne

Master of Translation and Interpreting

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The Master of Translation and Interpreting will give you the practical, theoretical and academic training you need to work at the heart of cross-cultural communication.Gain practical experience in both written and oral translation between English and Chinese languages. Learn from leading academics with diverse research interests who are also practising translators. Access the intellectual resources of Australia’s number one university, including the Asia Institute.You’ll study alongside peers in intensive small-group classes and undertake autonomous study as you build your capabilities across all aspects of the modern translation and interpreting industries. Your training will include how to use translation technologies in your translation and interpreting practice.You’ll be able to tailor your studies to match your career goals through our strong focus on specialisations. You’ll become a specialist in your chosen field, including business and commerce, journalistic writing, political and governmental language, or literary writing.You’ll also build practical experience throughout your studies – from reading and translating documents to working through simulated interpreting scenarios. You’ll learn not just how to translate, but how to think critically about what you’re translating.


  • Compulsory subjects (87.5 points)
  • Capstone subjects (minimum 25 points)
  • Core subjects (minimum 12.5 points)
  • Elective subjects (minimum 12.5 points)


  • Translation and Interpreting

Standard entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least an H2B (70%) weighted average
  • And native or near native speaker competence in English and Chinese


Approved by the National Authority for Accreditation for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at a professional level.

Study pathways

Students who successfully complete the Master of Translation program may be eligible for entry into other masters by coursework programs.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $62,320
International: $79,376
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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