Translating and Interpreting, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #247 (QS) ,
In an increasingly global world, translators and interpreters are highly sought after professionals who provide a critical link in overcoming language barriers between people of different cultures.

About

Designed for people with advanced bilingual skills who want to further their career, this program will introduce you to advanced theoretical approaches and specialised knowledge of current and emerging industrial and ethical issues in the field. You will use innovative applications of communication technology to support translating and/or interpreting practice and gain insight into your own creativity.

By linking translation technology, ethics, professional and theoretical studies to practical issues in translating and interpreting, RMIT graduates are work-ready and prepared to respond to industry requirements.

RMIT is approved by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) to offer the Master of Translating and Interpreting in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Auslan (interpreting only)
  • Cantonese (interpreting only)
  • Chinese (translation only)
  • French
  • Greek
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Mandarin (interpreting only)
  • Persian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Theoretical bases of translating and interpreting
  • Ethics and professional issues
  • Discourse studies for translators and interpreters
  • Translation and technology.
  • Advanced theory of translating and interpreting
  • Advanced discourse studies
  • Research strategies - social sciences
  • Extended professional project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • You must have successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline.
  • If you have not completed an undergraduate degree, you may still be considered if you have significant relevant work experience in interpreting or translating or in the use of bilingual language skills.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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