Master On Campus

Translation and Interpreting Studies

Macquarie University

18 months
33600 AUD/year
21600 AUD/year
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If you're proficient in more than one language, this Master of Translation and Interpreting Studies at Macquarie University will provide you with the skills and knowledge you'll require to perform translation and interpreting in a range of institutional settings common to community and commercial translation and interpreting practice in Australia and overseas. 


Do you have a love of language and deep knowledge of more than one language? Are you meticulous? Do you have fantastic public speaking skills? If so, a career in translating and interpreting may be your calling. 

Key features of this Master of Translation and Interpreting Studies at Macquarie University

  • You'll acquire theoretical knowledge alongside the practical skills relevant to translating and interpreting practice.
  • You'll undertake extensive targeted practice in both translation and interpreting, as well as specialisations in both fields.
  • Computer-assisted translation tools embedded across this course will prepare you for the fast-changing marketplace.
  • Practicum projects you'll undertake with our industry partners will allow you to work directly with clients in a variety of settings.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be well prepared to pursue a career as professional translators and interpreters in a range of settings including:

  • community translation and interpreting (e.g. governments, courts, tribunals, police, clinics and hospitals),
  • international conferences (primarily conference interpreting),
  • business (e.g. business meetings, internal and external documents and contracts),
  • industry products (e.g. manuals, localization),
  • regional and international events (e.g. Olympics and Paralympics), broadcasting and publishing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Translation Practice 
  • Interpreting Practice 
  • Translation and Interpreting
  • Technology for Translating and Interpreting
  • Professional Practice in Translating and Interpreting
  • Communication Skills for Translators and Interpreters

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • International - We recommend applying early for your course to ensure you have adequate time to arrange your student visa.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements


To apply for an undergraduate program, international students will need to have completed one or more of the following academic qualifications:

  • A recognised senior secondary school qualification or university entrance examination, such as the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC) or other equivalent Australian or overseas high school qualification
  • A recognised university Foundation course
  • A recognised 2 or 3-year Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree
  • At least one year of a university degree from a recognised institution

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    21600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21600 AUD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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