In today’s global world, interpreters make critical contributions to crosslinguistic and cross-cultural communication.
Interpreters help bridge the gaps between languages by listening to a speaker in one language and rendering the speaker’s words into a second language in the most appropriate manner. A skilled interpreter will be adept at understanding the meaning, as well as the cultural and contextual nuances of the two languages, to accurately convey the intended spoken meaning.
At UNSW, you’ll learn interpreting theory and skills based on up to date research through both academic classes and practical professional experiences to prepare you for a successful career in many industries and countries.
Learn from the Best
You’ll be taught by leading researchers and practitioners in the field of interpreting and linguistics. UNSW’s Master of Interpreting degree covers areas of specialisation including Legal, Medical, Welfare, Business, Community and Conference interpreting.
The program is offered in the following language combinations with English, subject to student demand: Chinese (Mandarin), French, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish.
This program is endorsed by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). The Master of Interpreting will equip you with the knowledge and skills to prepare you to sit for the NAATI certification examination and to work as a professional interpreter in Australia and internationally.
This degree combines in-class learning with practical experience where you can apply your learnings in real-world, professional settings. You will learn academic and practical skills such as critical analysis, independent research and preparation, project management and teamwork – which are all related to the work of interpreters.
Links With Industry
UNSW is an affiliate of AUSIT, the national professional association for interpreters and translators. Work Integrated Opportunities may also be offered within or outside of the university by different organisations. These opportunities allow students to participate in real interpreting work or observe experienced interpreters working in various professional settings.
This program is structured to acknowledge and recognise the skills that individuals bring to their postgraduate education.
More experienced students can undertake a streamlined degree while students with less professional experience will study for the full 2 years.
1 year plan or part-time equivalent