Would you like to become a translator or interpreter? The Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies will develop your skills in translation and interpreting in English and another language, with an understanding of both practice and theory.
Not only is our course endorsed at the (Certified Translator, Certified Advanced Translator, Certified Interpreter, Certified Specialist Interpreter (Legal), Certified Specialist Interpreter (Health), and Certified Conference Interpreter levels by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI); Monash is the only university in Australia to be a member of the Conference Internationale d'Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interpretes (CIUTI), the world's oldest and most prestigious international association of tertiary institutions offering degrees in translation and interpreting.
Aimed at students with advanced bilingual proficiency, the course offers a foundation in the theories of translation and interpreting, as well as training in research in the field. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to conceptualise translation and interpreting studies as an academic discipline in its historical, cross-disciplinary and intercultural contexts.
There are two specialisations available in the course:
Translation (offered for Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish), and Interpreting and translation (offered for Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish). Through professional internships, you will gain real-world experience, pick up useful skills to prepare for the transition from university to the workplace, and build professional networks, improving your graduate employability prospects. Participating employers and industry partners may become a useful recruitment resource for graduates of the program.
This degree is also available in a double degree course with Jean Moulin Lyon III (France), with Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (Japan), with Southeast University (China), with University of Trieste (Italy) and with University of Bologna (Italy). In each case you will study one year in Australia and one year in the country of the partner university; and in each case you will receive two master's degrees, one from each university. (Note that the double degree with Southeast University is only available for enrolment in China). Visit the double degree page for further information.
This course provides an academic qualification for those intending to pursue careers as professional interpreters and translators working in a broad range of fields, such as business, law, science, technology, and cross-cultural communication, or as conference interpreters in international conferences or diplomatic meetings. Translation qualifications can also open the door to any language or communication-related area including publishing, editing, journalism, technical and other writing, or public relations.