Master of Translation & Interpreting

In today’s increasingly global world, we’re no longer limited to interactions with people from the same country of origin. With this changing dynamic brings the challenge of communicating in languages other than one’s first language.  

The work of translators and interpreters makes a critical contribution to cross-linguistic and cross-cultural communication. Studying a Master of Translation and Interpreting at UNSW allows you to embark upon a career without borders, anywhere in the world.  

Equipped to Succeed 

The National Accreditation Authority (NAATI) endorses this two-year degree for translators and interpreters. Our graduates receive the knowledge, skills and appropriate certifications required to work professionally as a translator or interpreter in Australia and beyond. 

The Master of Translation and Interpreting at UNSW allows you to specialise in an area relevant to your professional translating and interpreting ambitions. This degree combines translation and interpreting courses with elective courses from applied linguistics to provide you a complementary and comprehensive language education tailored to your interests.

Real-World Relevance & Experience 

As a Translation and Interpreting student at UNSW, you’ll have access to the latest field equipment including training stations, simultaneous interpreting booths, a moot courtroom, translation memories, machine translation, audio-visual translation (subtitling and captioning) and corpus linguistics software. 

Leading researchers and practitioners in the field of Translation and Linguistics deliver this degree. Your training and education will draw on the results of cutting-edge research in the field undertaken by UNSW academics as well as practical experience. 

Your Career 

Our academics provide you with real-world interpreting and translating projects in professional settings. This gives you the opportunity to apply in-class learnings and skills such as critical analysis, independent research and preparation, project management, and teamwork. 

This degree will equip you with the essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work as an interpreter or translator domestically or internationally across a wide variety of sectors and organisations. 

What Our Students Say

“I was taught by academics who are world-renowned in their field. I received the best attention from all of them – both from the academics and the administrative staff. UNSW also opened doors for me through internships and professional practice opportunities. It also led to work opportunities around the world.”

- Carolina Genson, UNSW Master of Translation Alumni

You can find more information on this degree including entry requirements on the UNSW Degree Finder.

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