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RMIT University

  • 45% international / 55% domestic

Master of Translating and Interpreting

  • Masters (Coursework)

Develop expertise and deepen your understanding of language and communication.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
MC214, 079083F
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$31,680 per year / $63,360 total

About this course

This degree will introduce you to advanced theoretical approaches, specialised knowledge of current and emerging industry, and ethical issues in the field. You'll learn how to use communication media to support translating and interpreting practice and gain insight into the intersection of theory and practice.

As part of your studies, you'll develop the skills to work at a level where you can engage in policy, strategic debate and analytical thinking. You also have the option to undertake further study in interpreting for community health, medical fields, police and legal contexts, and conference interpreting.

By linking translation technology, ethics, and professional and theoretical studies to practical issues in translating and interpreting, graduates are prepared to respond to industry requirements.

Entry requirements

You must have successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline.

If you have not completed an undergraduate degree, you may still be considered if you have at least 5 years of relevant work experience in interpreting or translating or in the use of bilingual language skills. If you wish for your work experience to be considered, you must submit a CV and a personal statement detailing your relevant work experience.

Please note: You must indicate in your application the language combination you are applying for.

You will be selected competitively for all languages based on your Grade Point Average (GPA), relevant experience and the results of any selection tasks you are required to complete.

Study locations

Melbourne City

Career pathways

Graduates are qualified to work in a wide range of work contexts and industries in Australia and overseas. There are many global opportunities available for translators and interpreters qualified at postgraduate level.

Potential employers include:

  • multinational firms and agencies operating in Australia and overseas
  • foreign embassies and posts
  • government departments and agencies
  • NGOs
  • localisation industry
  • private businesses.

Broader career prospects include employment in government areas such as:

  • cross-cultural communication
  • social and welfare services
  • security services
  • international trade relations in Australia or overseas.

Graduates can also freelance as translators/interpreters.