Translation and Interpreting studies
Establish an in-demand international career through interpreting and translation in our increasingly globalised world. With the highest level of industry endorsement available in Australia, we equip you with the credentials and the advanced technical and analytical skills required for success in a range of professional contexts.
This specialisation will equip you for work in areas where written translation and writing skills are required, such as literary and cultural translation, cross-cultural communication, business, law, science and technology, publishing, editing and journalism. This stream also focusses on research methodologies for those who want to pursue doctoral studies in translation studies.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, class delivery for core units is being conducted a bit differently in Semester Two (July-Oct) 2021. Translation is taught on campus and in flex mode. Most translation classes are being offered online only with the exception of the winter unit APG5611 Screen Translation which is offered in on campus and flex mode. This information will be updated prior to the commencement of Semester One, beginning 28 Feb, 2022.
Interpreting and translation
This specialisation will equip you for work in areas where interpreting (oral translation) and cross-cultural skills are required, such as in healthcare, law, business and education, as well as in diplomacy, international meetings and conferences. Training is bi-directional and in two languages. Prospective students must be highly proficient and able to fluently converse in both.
This webinar introduces the Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies, and includes Q&A with a current student (the first 25min covers the MITS courses).
Due to the COVID-19 situation, class delivery for core units is being conducted a bit differently in Semester Two (July-Oct) 2021. Interpreting is taught on campus at Caulfield, and students who are unable to travel to Melbourne can learn flexibly online. Translation is taught on campus and in flex mode. Most translation classes are being offered online only with the exception of the winter unit APG5611 Screen Translation which is offered in on campus and flex mode. This information will be updated prior to the commencement of Semester One, beginning 28 Feb, 2022.
Masters by coursework
We offer a Master by Coursework in Interpreting and Translation Studies (MITS), one of the few courses in Australia endorsed at the at the highest possible levels including:
WIL and internships
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is embedded into certain units in the MITS, so you'll gain real world experiences and a better understanding of how theory relates to practice.
Learn more about WIL
In addition to the embedded WIL in the MITS, you can also take an internship unit. For more information about internships see Arts Internships.
We also offer double Masters degrees with Jean Moulin University, the University of Trieste and Kobe City University. For details and how to apply see Translation & Interpreting: Double Masters degrees.
Research and research training
Monash University is a national leader in the field of Translation and Interpreting studies. We have established research links with several high profile international institutions including:
- Universities in CIUTI network: we are members of the Conférence Internationale d’Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interprètes (CIUTI), the world’s oldest and most prestigious international association of tertiary institutions offering degrees in translation and interpreting,. Monash is the first and only Australian university having gained this membership, which is limited to institutions that meet internationally recognised standards.
- University of Warwick
- University of Bologna
- Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
- Hong Kong Baptist University
These links allow research-led institutions such as ours to meet the global challenges of the 21st century, accelerating the exchange of people, ideas and information in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and beyond.
Current areas of research focus
Further your education and extend your expertise with graduate research.
We offer both research-based and practice-based doctoral and master degrees. The newly launched Master of Arts (Research Training) offers an ideal entry point to a PhD for those with extensive industry experience or non-traditional academic backgrounds looking to amplify their research expertise.