The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Master of Commerce and Master of Translation Studies

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00126G

This double master’s degree is the only one of its kind in Australia and allows you to develop complementary knowledge and skills in Business and Translation Studies. The skills you will develop will make you a bilingual professional equipped with a broad range of employment prospects in national and international settings.The Master of Commerce and Master of Translation Studies is taught by leading practitioners and scholars in business and translation studies and provides a unique opportunity to develop your linguistic abilities and breadth across selected areas including accounting, business information and logistics management, economics, employment relations, finance, human resource management or marketing. It also provides students with specialised and advanced translation training between English and one of eight languages. You will learn to critically assess the latest theories and practices of translation studies and develop a professional understanding of ethics and technology essential to the modern translator, along with the ability to apply these in commercial settings. The course includes some training in interpreting (spoken translation). You can choose between two pathways within the Master of Translation Studies: coursework only or coursework and dissertation, should you plan to progress to a PhD. Cognate studies related to business or translation at undergraduate level will allow you to complete this course in two-and-a-half years (if taking the coursework pathway) rather than three years. With several languages and commerce specialisations to choose from, and a course structure comprising core units and electives, you can tailor your degree according to your own interests and career aspirations.There are eight specialisations, one for each language pair on offer, and the following specialisations for the commerce side: accounting, business information and logistics management, economics, employment relations, finance, human resource management or marketing.

Standard entry requirements

  • To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have -(1) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA
  • And(a) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of a relevant major
  • Or(b) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation
  • Or(c) completed a Graduate Certificate in Finance, or Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Employment Relations, or Graduate Certificate in Business Information and Logistics Management, or Graduate Certificate in Commerce, or Graduate Certificate in Marketing, or Graduate Certificate in Economics at UWA.and(2)(a) demonstrated native or near-native proficiency in the chosen language specialisation
  • Or(b) for French, Italian, German, and Spanish, B2/C1 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • For Chinese, a minimum of HSK 4
  • For Japanese, Level N2/N3 at the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test)
  • For Indonesian, Level 3 at the UKBI (UjianKemahiran Bahasa Indonesia) or Level 4 at the ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings)
  • And for Korean, Level 4 at the TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Crawley Domestic: $85,500
International: $117,600
  • Full-time : 3 years

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