single degree

Master of Translation (Advanced)

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

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  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic contact
  • Field of Education
    • Translating and Interpreting
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic contact
  • Field of Education
    • Translating and Interpreting

A Master of Translation (Advanced) will equip you with the highly-developed analytical and written communication skills in English and a language of focus, which you need to succeed in professional translation, as well as intercultural competence and transferable skills that will prepare you to succeed in increasingly global, multilingual work environments. It is designed to provide students with a focused qualification in the fields of literary and technical translation, along with an understanding of the history of translation and an appreciation of many critical issues in the field.

The degree provides a pathway for those who want to pursue doctoral studies in translation studies.

The ANU is home to a team of world-renowned intercultural specialists and language specialists who are also experienced translators. ANU offers the greatest variety of specialised language expertise available in Australia and is the ideal location for your study of translation.

The Master of Translation (Advanced) is a professional degree endorsed by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). Upon successful completion of THES8105 (Option 1), students are eligible for the Certified Advanced Translator testing level subject to the availability of the NAATI certification tests for each language. Upon successful completion of THES8105 (Option 2), students are eligible for the Certified Translator testing level subject to the availability of the NAATI certification tests for each language.

 

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

1. demonstrate a thorough knowledge of translation theory and practice specific to English and the language of focus;
2. evaluate theories concerning the nature and use of translation and the practical application of those theories to specific areas of interest to the student;
3. demonstrate an awareness of fundamental issues in translation including the processes of translation, assessing translations, the place of register and genre, and the questions of pragmatic and cultural interpretation;
4. critically apply theoretical frameworks to the creation of translations;
5. show analytic skills and creative thinking in translating between English and the language of focus;
6. complete a major piece of research in the field of Translation.

 

Further Information

  • NAATI certification – IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS:
    Students are advised to complete LING6021 Cross-Cultural Communication.
  • Students are strongly recommended to discuss their study options with the program convener.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6/7; a successful assessment in the language of focus; and the approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis.

The language of focus may be any of those listed under Program Requirements.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate attainment of the Learning Outcomes in a major in their language of focus. This can be through demonstration of having completed a language major or Bachelors, at an Australian tertiary institution or its international equivalent, or of having language ability equivalent to the level attained by completion of a language major as determined by a language assessment conducted by an ANU staff member in the relevant language of focus.

Students must have the written agreement of an identified supervisor in order to enrol in THES8105 Thesis in a specified semester one calendar year in advance of the start date of that semester. Students who do not have the written agreement of an identified supervisor one calendar year in advance, or whose agreed supervisor either subsequently leaves the university or is on leave from the university, will be transferred to the Master of Translation.

Cognate disciplines

Applied Linguistics, Area Studies, Communication, Languages,Linguistics, Literature, Translating/Interpreting.

English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Assessment of Qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Applications for course credit

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit.

 

 

 


 

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$26,880.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$41,280.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Master of Translation (Advanced) requires the completion of 96 units, of which:

96 units must come from 6000-level, 7000-level and 8000-level courses

The 96 units must consist of:

24 units from completion of introductory courses in any of the following lists:

Ancient Greek
GREK6125    Advanced Ancient Greek

Arabic
ARAB6503     Advanced Arabic A
ARAB6504     Advanced Arabic B

Chinese
CHIN6522 Modern Chinese 5
CHIN6523 Modern Chinese 6
CHIN6524 Advanced Modern Chinese A
CHIN6525 Advanced Modern Chinese B

English
CLAS6001     Traditional Grammar
ENGL6015     Introduction to Creative Writing
ESEN6101    Extended University English
LING6001     Introduction to the Study of Language
LING6020     The Structure of English

French
FREN6010    Advanced French I
FREN6011 Advanced French II

German
GERM6507    German Studies - Advanced 1
GERM6508    German Studies: Advanced German 2

Hindi
HIND6600     Hindi 6

Indonesian
INDN6503     Indonesian 6

Italian
ITAL3015       Advanced Italian Topics in Language, Culture and Society
ITAL3016       Advanced Italian Topics in Language and Literary Studies

Japanese
JPNS6014     Japanese 5
JPNS6015     Japanese 6

Korean
KORE6513     Korean 6

Latin
LATN6125     Advanced Latin

Literary Chinese
CHIN6530 Literary Chinese 1
CHIN6531 Literary Chinese 2

Persian
PERS6005     Advanced Persian A
PERS6006     Advanced Persian B

Sanskrit
SKRT6106     Sanskrit 6

Spanish
SPAN6509 Advanced Spanish Topics in Language and Linguistics
SPAN6510 Advanced Spanish Topics in Language and Culture

Thai
THAI6008     Thai 6

Vietnamese
VIET6503     Vietnamese 6

24 units from the following Research component:

18 units from completion of the following compulsory research training courses

LANG6001    Translation across Languages: The Translation of Literary Texts
LANG6002    Translation across Languages: Specialised Materials
LING6015    Language, Culture and Translation

6 units from one of the following research project courses

ANIP6503    Australian National Internships Program Internship A (Graduate)
LANG8016    Translation Project

Maximum 24 units from completion of contextual courses in any of the following lists:

Cross Cultural Communication
LING6021    Cross Cultural Communication
ASIA8051    Language and Power in Asia and the Pacific

Communication Genres
COMP8705     Communication for Computing Professionals II
ENGL6026     Creative Writing 3 Advanced Fiction
HIST8011     Biography and History
HUMN8026    Writing in the Public Sphere
INTR8065     Writing International Relations
MGMT7001    Business Communication
POGO8037    Writing Public Policy
SCOM8014     Communicating Science with the Public
Maximum 24 units from completion of courses on one of the following lists:

Arabic
ARAB6505     Introductory Course to Arabic Linguistics
ARAB6506     Research Project (Arabic)
ARAB6507     Introductory Course to Arabic Literature
ARAB6508     Special Topics in Arabic
ARAB6509     Directed Study Project (Arabic)
ARAB6510     Arab Current Affairs and Media Arabic

Australian Indigenous Languages and Society
ANTH6005     Traditional Australian Indigenous Cultures, Societies and Environment
LING6016    Language in Indigenous Australian Society

Chinese
CHIN6015     Advanced Literary Chinese*
CHIN6041     Chinese-English Translation
CHST6211    Reading China: Past and Present
CHST6212    Reading Chinese Literature: Theory and Criticism
CHIN6216     Chinese-English Interpreting: Methodology and Practice
CHIN6530     Literary Chinese 1
CHIN6531     Literary Chinese 2
LING6017    Chinese Linguistics
    *CHIN6015 may be completed more than once if the topic is different.

English
LING6008     Semantics
LING6023    Dictionaries and Dictionary-Making
LING6030     Advanced Academic English
LING6529     The History of the English Language
LING8026     Qualitative Research Methods in Language Studies
ENGL6008  Introduction to Literary Theory
ENGL6025  Contemporary Australian Writing
ENGL6117  The Politics of Comedy from the Globe to The Office

French
FREN6012    Global Paris: Culture, History and Identity in the French Capital
FREN6510    Selected Topics in French Studies*
FREN6515    The sounds of French: phonetics and pronunciation
FREN6513    Current Affairs and the French Press (Advanced)
FREN6514    Imagining the French Empire: French Colonialism on Film
*FREN6510 Selected Topics in French Studies may be completed more than once if the topic is different.

German
GERM6051    German Literature and Culture Today
GERM6510    Berlin Stories: Places, Words, Images
GERM6511    Gender in German Culture: From Goethe to Trans*
GERM6513 German Film Since the Wall: Identity, History and Belonging

Hindi
ASIA6083     Research Topics in South and Southeast Asian Languages A
ASIA6108     Research Topics in South and Southeast Asian Languages B
HIND6525     Learning Language Locally: India

Indonesian
ASIA6083     Research Topics in South and Southeast Asian Languages A
ASIA6108     Research Topics in South and Southeast Asian Languages B
INDN6015     Advanced Indonesian: Translation into English
INDN6104     Advanced Indonesian: History and Development of the Language
INDN6525     Learning Language Locally: Indonesia

Italian
ITAL6509     Advanced Italian Topics in Language, Culture and Society
ITAL6510     Advanced Italian Topics in Language and Literary Studies

Japanese
JPNS6023     Research Topics in Japanese: History & Society
JPNS6025     Research Topics in Japanese: International Relations & Politics
JPNS6102     Debating Japan: Contemporary Intellectual Debate
JPNS6505     Advanced Japanese: Issues in Contemporary Japan
JPNS6506     Advanced Japanese: Language in Context
JPNS6507     Advanced Japanese: Readings in Culture and Society
JPNS6508     Advanced Japanese: Readings in Literature
JPNS6512     Teaching Japanese: Content
JPNS6513     Japanese - English Translation
JPNS6514     Teaching Japanese Method
JPNS6525     Learning Language Locally: Japan

Korean
KORE6017     Advanced Korean: Film and Society
KORE6018     Advanced Korean: Literature and Media

Literary Chinese
CHIN6015 Advanced Literary Chinese*
* CHIN6015 may be completed more than once if the topic is different.

Sanskrit
SKRT6002     Advanced Sanskrit Literature A
SKRT6003     Advanced Sanskrit Literature B
ASIA6083     Research Topics in South and Southeast Asian Languages A
ASIA6108    Research Topics in South and Southeast Asian Languages B

Spanish
SPAN6511    Music and Society in the Spanish-Speaking World
SPAN6513    Current Affairs in the Spanish-Speaking World
SPAN6514    The Structure of Spanish
SPAN6517    Cinema from the Spanish-speaking World
SPAN6518    The Sounds of Spanish
SPAN6604    Multilingualism and indigenous people in the America
LANG6004    Language and Society in Latin America

Thai
THAI6525     Learning Language Locally: Thailand
ASIA6083     Research Topics in South and Southeast Asian Languages A
ASIA6108     Research Topics in South and Southeast Asian Languages B

Vietnamese
VIET6525     Learning Language Locally: Vietnam
VIET6015     Vietnamese-English Translation
ASIA6083     Research Topics in South and Southeast Asian Languages A
ASIA6108     Research Topics in South and Southeast Asian Languages B

24 units from completion of THES8105 Thesis

Students applying for Certified Advanced Translator must complete a substantial translation and exegesis in THES8105.

Students must have the written agreement of an identified supervisor in order to enrol in THES8105 Thesis in a specified semester one calendar year in advance of the start date of that semester. Students who do not have the written agreement of an identified supervisor one calendar year in advance, or whose agreed supervisor either subsequently leaves the university or is on leave from the university, will be transferred to the Master of Translation.

Unless otherwise stated, a course used to satisfy the requirements of one list may not be double counted towards satisfying the requirements of another list.

Students are strongly recommended to discuss their study options with the program convenor.

 

Study Options

Year 1 48 units Introductory Course 6 units Introductory Course 6 units Introductory Course 6 units Introductory Course 6 units
LANG6001 Translation across Languages: The Translation of Literary Texts 6 units LING6015 Language, Culture and Translation 6 units Contextual Course 6 units Contextual Course 6 units
Year 2 48 units LANG6002 Translation across Languages: Specialised Materials 6 units Research Project Course 6 units Contextual Course 6 units Contextual Course 6 units
- THES8105 24 units - -
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