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Translation Studies
Master of Translation Studies
Master of Translation Studies

Master of Translation Studies

  • ID:UWA610195
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$66,200.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$30,540.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$66,200.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$30,540.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have:

  • (a) a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;


  • (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of a relevant major;


  • (c)(i) demonstrated native or near-native proficiency in the chosen language specialisation; or (ii) for French, Italian, German, and Spanish, B2/C1 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, for Japanese, Level N2/N3 at the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test),for Indonesian, Level 3 at the UKBI (Ujian Kemahiran Bahasa Indonesia) or Level 4 at the ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings), and for Korean, Level 4 at the TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean).

English requirement

  • Qualification through WACE, TEE or equivalent
    • Pass in English, English Literature, or English as a Second Language
  • GCE O-level (GCSE and IGCSE)
    • Minimum grade C / C6 in English, English Language, English (First Language) or English Literature.
    • Minimum grade A in IGCSE English as a Second Language, with grade 1(One) in Oral/Aural Communication.
    • Must be endorsed by CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA or other UK authority (independent and school-assessed O-levels are not sufficient).
  • TOEFL (paper-based)
    • 570 with a Test of Written English (TWE) of no less than 4.5
    • Scholarship applicants require 580, with 45 in the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE)
  • IBT TOEFL (Internet-based test score)
    • 82 with 22 for writing, 20 for speaking, 20 for listening, and 18 for reading
  • IELTS (Academic)
    • 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
    • C pass
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
    • B grade
  • CELT Bridging Course
    • Overall score of 70% with a minimum of 65% for each section
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic)
    • Overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the Reading and Writing sections, 59 in the Speaking section and 54 in the Listening section.
    • The Law School requires an overall score of 70 with a minimum score of 70 in each section.

Other requirement 

Higher English scores are required for admission to higher degrees in some faculties at UWA:

  • Law: overall IELTS of 7.5, with a minimum score of 7.5 for reading and writing and a minimum of 7.0 for speaking and listening.
  • Education: overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.
  • Dentistry: overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.
  • Business: overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.

Course Information

Gain world-class specialised translation training at the largest language hub in Western Australia. In this course, you'll complete professionally endorsed translation training between English and one of eight Asian and European languages. Designed for graduates pursuing bilingual and multilingual careers, this course helps you develop a competitive edge and the ability to thrive in an increasingly globalised job market. Taken over 1.5 year or 2 years, this is the only course of its kind in Western Australia, offering professional translation training between English and one of the following languages: Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. The course also offers the flexibility of taking either the coursework only pathway or the coursework and dissertation pathway, should you plan to progress to a PhD in translation studies.

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