Master of Translation Studies : Schools of Humanities, Social Sciences and Music : The University of Western Australia

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Master of Translation Studies

The Master of Translation Studies offers students from all over the world the opportunity to become bilingual/multilingual professionals, able to compete and thrive in an increasingly globalized job market.

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The Master of Translation at UWA is the first to be offered in Western Australia, and provides a strong research-training component, combined with an emphasis on practical skill acquisition.

This course has been designed by leading translation scholars whose work represents the frontier of translation studies, and has been benchmarked against Masters of Translation Studies offered in world-class universities in the UK, Europe and Asia.

All students undertake a translation internship in a translation services workplace. This can be in Australia; or in Shanghai, Beijing, or a number of centres in Europe with whom we have placement relationships. The internships ensure a high level of practical training, and provide the opportunity for professional contacts for future employment.


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Course Information

Course Structure

The specific language pairs (in both directions) are:

  • English/Chinese
  • English/French
  • English/German
  • English/Italian

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At UWA, you'll be in great company.

The Faculty of Arts is a founding faculty of the University which has an inspiring history of highly successful graduates and outstanding research results which have made a valuable contribution to Western Australia, Australia and internationally.

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Course at a Glance

Location offered UWA Crawley (Perth, Western Australia)
Attendance types Full-time, Part-time
Delivery mode Mulit-mode
Starting dates Semester 1 (February), Semester 2 (July)
Standard full-time completion 2 years
Maximum time to complete 5 years
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Scholarships See Arts Scholarships UWA Scholarships
Course code 12520
CRICOS code 079540G

Students have a choice of study - by coursework OR by coursework and dissertation.

Accreditation - The Master of Translation Studies is approved by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters of Australia (NAATI) which may grant our graduates a Professional Translator Accreditation on application after meeting all criteria including successful completion of the course.

Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.

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More information about the course structure and the units offered is available on the UWA Handbooks website.

Career Options

The Master of Translation Studies provides excellent employment outcomes.

Graduates possess a qualification relevant to professional employment in a range of business, government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas.

Professional positions include, but are not limited to:

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Admission requirements

All students must meet UWA?s English language competency requirements.
To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following requirements:


Pathway One


  • A bachelor?s degree, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; and
  • Including the following:
    • A weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the level 3 units of the relevant major; or
    • The equivalent as recognised by the Faculty
Other requirements


  • English language requirement: IELTS minimum of 6.5 overall with individual items no less than 6.0.

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Faculty of Arts Building
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