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Interpreting, Translation and Transcultural Communication

University of Adelaide

24 months
37000 AUD/year
27000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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This two-year Interpreting, Translation and Transcultural Communication degree from the University of Adelaide is for students fluent in both Chinese and English seeking a career as a professional interpreter and/or translator.  


What will you do?

In the Interpreting, Translation and Transcultural Communication degree from the University of Adelaide 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. 

Where could it take you?

When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to take NAATI’s Certified Interpreter and Certified Translator tests. From here you might become a medical, judiciary or literary translator. You could pursue interpreting roles in business, tourism, education or public relations. Perhaps you’ll work with government alongside foreign affairs ministers.

Career Readiness

There has been a significant increase in the demand for Chinese-speaking, transcultural and transnational professionals in the global market. 

The program complements this demand by providing students with the skills and knowledge to work and communicate effectively in an environment requiring translation and cross-cultural communication expertise. 

The program prepares students for a career as a professional translator working in a range of fields, such as government, business, commerce, law, international relations and other specialised areas. 

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.

The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Translation: English to Chinese 
  • Advanced Translation: Chinese to English 
  • Business and Legal Translation and Interpreting 
  • Foundations of Translation & Interpreting
  • Translation and Interpreting: Cultural Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 074691M 

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    27000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27000 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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