18 months
25888 USD/year
6215 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Take your career in translation and intercultural communication to the next level with this Master of Translation from University of Auckland. 

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This Master of Translation from University of Auckland provides specialised training for  professional translators who are well attuned to today’s global industry requirements.

You can gain the practical skills and knowledge required to work in translation and related fields of intercultural communication. You will use cutting-edge professional tools to translate software, websites and audiovisual content.

Courses consist of lectures and practical laboratory sessions where you will have the opportunity to interact with industry professionals.


Completing this masters programme will set you apart in the translation profession, with specialised training including localisation and audiovisual translation. You will be equipped with an extensive knowledge of translation technologies and tools.

Jobs related to this programme 

  • Captioner
  • Copy editor
  • International marketing manager
  • Localiser
  • Public service translator
  • Subtitler
  • Technical translator
  • Terminologist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer-aided Translation (CAT) Tools
  • Translation Theories and Paradigms
  • Community Interpreting and Contextual Studies
  • Specialised translation course in your chosen language
  • Digital Translation
  • Translation Portfolio 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You need to have competence in one of the languages offered for the MTrans (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish) other than English, with a GPE of 6.0 in a language course at an advanced level equivalent to at least the level of a B+ grade in a language course at Stage II (equivalent to above B2 in CEFR). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25888 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    6215 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6215 USD per year during 18 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$8,661.60
  • International studentsNZ$36,086

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /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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