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Applied Translation and Interpreting

12 months
29440 USD/year
8245 USD/year
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Applied Translation and Interpreting from University of Canterbury gives students advanced language, cultural, and communication skills to work as professional interpreters and translators.


Applied Translation and Interpreting from University of Canterbury is highly practical, and includes the option to complete an internship organised by UC with agencies, government, or other organisations requiring translators and interpreters.

Students will also have the opportunity to study overseas for part of their degree for more in-depth language learning and immersion.


Advanced language studies give graduates an exciting variety of national and international career prospects.

Translation and interpreting skills are sought after in many industries, including media and entertainment, business, international relations, policy and diplomacy, publishing, tourism, marketing, teaching, and many more.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • In Other Words What? Theory and Practice of Translation
  • Translating in the Digital Era: Tools and Practices
  • Translating and Interpreting for the Community
  • Translation Research Project
  • Professional and Community Engagement Internship
  • Advanced Language Acquisition and Specialised Translation/Interpreting Study Abroad
  • English Structures
  • World Englishes
  • Special Topic: Ngā Tuhinga Tuaiho: Manuscripts in Māori
  • Professional Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least a bachelor’s degree with good grades, or a bachelor’s degree with relevant professional work experience, or other qualifications of an equivalent standard.
  • Students will need to have completed at least 60 points at 300-level, with at least a B+ Grade Point Average, in either Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, or Te Reo Māori.
  • Students with English as an additional language are also required to provide evidence of their English language ability, with the equivalent of an IELTS (Academic) score of 7 overall, with no section less than 6.5.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29440 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8245 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8245 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National students - 11,427 NZD
  • International Students - 40,800 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 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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