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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Master of Arts in Chinese Translation and Interpreting

  • Masters (Coursework)

Qualify as a professional Chinese translator and interpreter.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
5593, 082605C
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$34,800 per year / $69,600 total

About this course

This 2-year program will give you an understanding of theories and professional aspects of translation and interpreting, and how to apply them in practice.

Emphasis is placed on professional translation and interpreting from English into Chinese and vice versa, as well as interpreting between English and Mandarin. You'll also be trained in different areas including society, business and trade, law, science and technology, politics and international relations.

By completing the master's program, you'll meet the first professional level specified by NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters).

You'll have access to one of the top interpreter training facilities in Australia, equipped with a simultaneous interpreting booth that meets United Nations standards.

Practicals will introduce you to, and involve you in, active translation and interpreting tasks within specific settings. You'll learn under the supervision of the program convenor, experienced translators and interpreters, or a mentor.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Get intensive training in translation from English into Chinese and vice versa, as well as interpreting between English and Mandarin.
  • Benefit from facilities that include United Nations-standard simultaneous interpreting booth.
  • Study translation and interpreting topics including health and medical care, business and trade, law, science and technology, tourism, politics and international relations.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Chinese translator/interpreter
  • International business translator/interpreter
  • Interpreter
  • Legal translator/interpreter
  • Foreign affairs officer
  • Medical translator/interpreter