Course Description

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 (CUITI), 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, and Spanish), andInterpreting and translation (offered for Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, 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.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,444 per year full-time, $12,888 total course cost


2 years full time,

Starting dates


Graduate Rating

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences postgraduate courses at Monash University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 84.5% (national average 78.4%)
Improved skills: 82.9% (national average 79.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 87.0% (national average 87.2%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from Monash University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences postgraduate courses at Monash University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 72.7% (national average 80.6%)
Studying full time: 6.8% (national average 8.7%)
Median full time salary: $70,000 (national average $77,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Monash University Code: A6007

Entry Requirements

Depending upon your prior qualifications and experience you may be eligible for entry credit which reduces the duration. Entry Level Eligibility (in equivalent Australian qualification terms)1 Duration2 Entry Level 1