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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Area of Study

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


The translation studies program is designed to provide an academic qualification for those intending to take up careers as professional translators working in a broad range of fields, such as business, science, technology, and cross-cultural communication, as well as those who wish to pursue careers in publishing, or the media. The flexible structure of courses in this area allows participation by working language professionals who wish to expand and enrich their knowledge or specialise in new areas.

Students develop skills in translation to and from English and another language, and their awareness of practical and theoretical approaches to translation and translation studies. Languages available include Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish (refer also to the postgraduate area of study entries for these languages). Other languages may be available depending on student numbers.

An introduction to the field of translation studies is supplemented by a translation project and elective units that offer a wide range of choice, thus enabling student to work on topics tailored to their interests, whether they be vocational or theoretical/literary. Electives include a unit that focuses on the work of the professional translator.


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
  • 3921 Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies