Monash Arts is internationally recognised for producing innovative, engaging and high quality research, and Monash University is currently a national leader in the field of interpreting and translation. We are the first and only Australian university to gain a full membership of CIUTI (Conference Internationale d'Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interprètes), limited to institutions that meet internationally recognised standards. We are also one of the only courses in Australia endorsed at the Professional Interpreter, Professional Translator and Conference Interpreter levels by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). Our department enjoys an international reputation with scholars actively involved in the national and international translation and interpreting studies scene.
Supported and guided by at least two expert supervisors, our practice-based PhD program in Translation Studies will give you the practical experience and opportunity to develop your expertise as a researcher and the professional tools needed to undertake translation work for professional purposes.
This PhD program has three components: extensive research, creating a body of translated work, and a critical commentary of the translated pieces. You will also undertake professional development, designed to help you become a more effective researcher, and develop general professional skills valuable to prospective employers in academia, industry, government and the broader community. During the program you will be encouraged to publish your work-in-progress and/or to seek publishers for it.