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Course Outline

The Translation and Interpreting Program is for people who want to o pursue careers as professional interpreters and translators working in a broad range of fields, such as business, law, science, technology, and cross-cultural communication, or as conference interpreters in international conference or diplomatic meetings. Click below to find out what units you will be studying.

Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies

Course Outline

Translation Only

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Combined Interpreting and Translation

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Conference Interpreting and Translation

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Double Master with Jean Moulin University, France

Jean_Moulin_University_Lyon_3_(logo)This course is offered in translation-only.

The English-to-French, French-to-English double degree offered by Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) and Jean Moulin University (Lyon, France), is the result of collaboration between Monash Translation and Interpreting Studies and Jean Moulin Faculty of Languages.

Eligible students spend the first year (2 semesters) in Australia, at Monash University, within the Translation and Interpreting Studies Program in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics. The coursework of Translation and Interpreting Studies courses are aimed at providing qualifications for those wishing to pursue a career as professional translators and are approved by NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters).

Students enrol in 4 translation units, structured around core seminars (in English) for all students enrolled in the Master, and complemented by language-specific workshops (in this case English/French). Students spend the second year (2 semesters) in Lyon, France, where they undertake units within Jean Moulin University English Studies department (in both the Master of LCE – Langues et cultures étrangères – and the Master of LEA/Legal and business translation – Langues étrangères appliquées/Traduction juridique et commerciale) and write their master’s thesis in the second semester. This thesis is a ‘professional’ thesis written after undertaking an internship over several months within a translation agency.

 Throughout these two years, they will undertake practical training with practitioners and other representatives of this industry. This work experience should provide them with key contacts and excellent opportunities for their future careers. At the end of the course, on successful completion of both academic programs, students will be awarded two distinct master degrees.

More information about Jean Moulin University and the Double Master can be found here. For further information on the eligibility requirements or on the course curriculum of the English to French, French to English Double Master, please contact:

For Anglophone candidates: Monash University, Melbourne

Marc Orlando, Translation and Interpreting Studies: Marc.Orlando@monash.edu

 

For Francophone candidates: Jean Moulin University – Lyon III

Denis Jamet, Dean, Faculty of Languages : denis.jamet@univ-lyon3.fr

Double Master with University of Trieste, Italy

University of Trieste, ItalyThis double degree in interpreting and translation will provide training for future translators and interpreters working in the English-Italian pair, and a second foreign language, and will be taught by academics and professional translators and interpreters from both institutions. They will also undertake practical training with industry partners, providing them with key contacts and excellent opportunities for their future career.

Selected students will spend the first year of study in Italy, followed by a year in Australia. During these two years students will be trained as interpreters and translators, or as translators only, using a three language combination. On completion of both academic programs, students will be awarded two distinct Master degrees.

To be considered for selection into the program, Australian students must have completed a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Italian and a minor, or high proficiency, in a second foreign language (French, German or Spanish).

For further information on the application process for the Double Master Monash University-University of Trieste, please contact the course coordinator: Marc.Orlando@monash.edu

Information of the University of Trieste can be found here

Double Master with Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Japan

This double degree in interpreting and translation will provide training for future translators and interpreters working in the English-Japanese pair, and will be taught by academics and professional translators and interpreters from both institutions. Students will also undertake practical training with industry partners, providing them with key contacts and excellent opportunities for their future career.

Selected students will spend the first year of study in Australia, followed by a year in Japan. In Australia, they will complete theoretical and practical units on interpreting and translation and participate in a 160-hour internship program. In Japan, they will complete units from either a conference interpreting or media interpreting stream as well as further translation units. They will also submit a translation or interpreting project involving independent research and analysis. On completion of both academic programs, students will be awarded two distinct Master degrees.

To be considered for selection into the program, Australian students must have completed a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Japanese, linguistics, literature or a cognate area.

For further information on the application process and the course curriculum, please contact Marc.Orlando@monash.edu (Translation and Interpreting Studies) and Shani.Tobias@monash.edu (Japanese Studies)

Information about KCUFS can be found here.

Fees, Scholarships and Entry Requirements

Domestic Students

Fees

Click here for an overview of current tuition fees applicable for the Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies. This course offers both Full Fee paying positions and a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP).

A Commonwealth Supported Place is where you and the Federal Government jointly cover the cost of your tertiary studies. You therefore pay a lower course fee called the student contribution amount (SCA). The number of units you study each semester and the unit discipline (e.g. Arts ) will determine your contribution amount. Learn more about Commonwealth Supported Places below:

Full-fee paying domestic students may also be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian government loan scheme that assists with up to 100% of your tuition fees. Download the Fee-Help Brochure to find out more.

Along with your tuition fee, a yearly Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is applicable which provides funding for student services and amenities of a non-academic nature. To calculate your fees, click here.

 

Scholarships, Study Grants and Aid

We are dedicated to helping you afford your studies at Monash University. We have a range of grants, scholarships, discount schemes and Australian government supported loans to support your studies. All students can apply for funding to attend international field schools via Monash Abroad. Learn more about your funding opportunities by visiting the links below:

  • FEE-HELP and other Australian government supported funding. Learn More
  • Monash Scholarships. Learn More

 

Entry Requirements

The Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies offers both a March and July intake at our Clayton campus. You will need to hold a bachelor’s degree with a credit average or a graduate diploma with a credit average. Minimum university entrance requirements must be met to apply for admission to Monash University Australia.

International Students

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Fees

Click here for an overview of current tuition fees applicable for the Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies. Along with your tuition fee, a yearly Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is applicable which provides funding for student services and amenities of a non-academic nature. To calculate your fees, click here.

Students from emerging economies may be able to apply for fully funded scholarships from AusAID (including return airfares) under the Australia Awards Scheme. Please contact AusAID or the Australian Embassy in your own country for further information.

 

Scholarships, Study Grants and Aid

We are dedicated to helping you afford your studies at Monash University. We have a range of grants, scholarships, discount schemes and Australian government supported funding to support your studies.All students can apply for funding to attend international field schools via Monash Abroad.

Limited Offer: In 2014 a small number of international student bursaries are available to eligible students to provide support for their second semester fees. The bursaries (valued at $4000 each) will be rolled out on a weekly basis to applicants with full offers for a postgraduate degree program in the Faculty of Arts. Students must have already received a full offer from Monash. They will then be contacted if eligible for the bursary, which must be accepted by the nominated deadline. If accepted, the $4000 will be removed from the first semester fees payable.

Learn more about your funding opportunities by visiting the links below:

 

Entry Requirements

The Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies offers both a March and July intake at our Caulfield campus. Students must hold a bachelor’s degree with a credit average, or qualifications or experience that the Faculty of Arts considers to be equivalent to or a satisfactory substitute for the above. English language requirements and minimum entrance requirements must be met for admission to Monash University Australia.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the English language requirements for entry to Monash?

Visit English language requirements for information on:

  • The University’s minimum English language entry requirements.
  • English language proficiency tests – what is required and how to arrange testing.
  • The Monash University English Language Centre as a pathway for students who need help to meet the minimum English language requirements.

Can I study my degree in different ways?

We do offer some flexibility in the way we teach a range of our degree programs at Australian campuses.

 

Full-time and Part-time study options

Domestic students can reduce the number of units they study each semester by choosing to enrol part-time. The Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies may be completed with 1.5 years (3 semesters) full-time study or 3 years (6 semesters) part-time study.

If you choose to study part-time be aware that:

  • Night classes may not be available for all units.
  • This option is not available to international students.

The Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies offers off-campus distance learning opportunities through Open Universities Australia.

How do I become a Commonwealth Supported (CSP) student?

We automatically assess all eligible full-fee paying students before semester one and two for this award. High achieving students should ensure they apply before the advertised deadline for the relevant intake to be ranked for potential selection. Applications received after the deadline may be accepted, however will not be considered for a Commonwealth Supported place.

What is the definition of an international student?

We consider you an international student if you are not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
  • an Australian permanent resident.

Note: We consider Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents as domestic students.

Do I need industry experience to apply for the Masters course?

Our postgraduate courses are designed to meet the needs of students who have recently finished their degrees, individuals entering the industry for the first time or current industry professionals looking at furthering their career opportunities.

If you have extensive industry experience, please contact the program director to discuss alternative pathways that would best suit your needs.