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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Area of Study

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics


Expert supervision is available in the fields of translation history, translation and interpreting theory, translation and interpreting pedagogy, literary and cultural translation, gender studies and intercultural studies.

Supervision is available for the following languages: Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian.


Master of Arts by Research and Coursework

The entry below only details the coursework component of this degree. For all requirements including the research/thesis component refer to the full course entry at

This program will enable students to focus their studies around a research thesis in translation/interpreting studies. The coursework component is designed to encourage the study of theoretical issues and practical application relating to translation/interpreting studies to broaden and deepen the students' understanding of this discipline, thereby providing a fuller appreciation of the context in which the research project will be conceptualised.


Students complete 24 points at fifth year level from:

  • APG5874 Technology and translation
  • APG5876 Theoretical issues in literary and cultural translation
  • APG5877 Research project in translation/interpreting studies
  • APG5878 Dissertation in translation/interpreting (24 points)
  • APG5689 Major translation project (24 points)

Students may also take other fifth-year units in related areas, for example comparative literature or applied linguistics, with the approval of the course coordinator.

Course coordinator

Dr Rita Wilson

Further courses

For a list of units studied or course outlines, refer to the relevant courses.

Relevant Courses

  • 4041 Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies
  • 3082 Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies
  • 2695 Master of Arts*
  • 3921 Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies
  • 2846 Master of Arts by research and coursework
  • 0020 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.