Master of Translation and Interpreting Studies

Macquarie University

Do you have a love of language and deep knowledge of more than one language? Are you meticulous? Do you have fantastic public speaking skills? If so, a career in translating and interpreting may be your calling. If you're proficient in more than one language, this course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you'll require to perform translation and interpreting in a range of institutional settings common to community and commercial translation and interpreting practice in Australia and overseas. KEY FEATURES You'll acquire theoretical knowledge alongside the practical skills relevant to translating and interpreting practice. You'll undertake extensive targeted practice in both translation and interpreting, as well as specialisations in both fields. Computer-assisted translation tools embedded across this course will prepare you for the fast-changing marketplace. Practicum projects you'll undertake with our industry partners will allow you to work directly with clients in a variety of settings. CERTIFICATION The program is a NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) approved course for certification at professional and advanced translator and interpreter's level. This will prepare students for the NAATI certification testing. For detailed information on languages that are approved for certification or any other inquiries, please email SUITABLE FOR Suitable if you are interested in becoming a professional translator or interpreter, or wish to further develop translating and interpreting skills whilst acquiring a masters degree. Please note our working languages for practical units are Chinese (Mandarin), Korean, Japanese, Spanish, and other languages depending on demand. Career Opportunities PROFESSIONS Graduates will be well prepared to pursue a career as professional translators and interpreters in a range of settings including: community translation and interpreting (e.g. governments, courts, tribunals, police, clinics and hospitals), international conferences (primarily conference interpreting), business (e.g. business meetings, internal and external documents and contracts), industry products (e.g. manuals, localization), regional and international events (e.g. Olympics and Paralympics), broadcasting and publishing.

At a Glance

Course level Postgraduate
CRICOS Code 083811M
Institution Name Macquarie University
Campus Location North Ryde
Institution Type University
Course Duration 1.5 years
Course University Macquarie University

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