The Master of Translation and Interpreting is one of three cutting-edge postgraduate degrees offered by UNSW in this exciting field. It is endorsed by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI), which means you will gain the knowledge, skills and certification to work as a professional translator and interpreter in Australia and internationally. Areas of specialisation covered in this degree include legal, medical, business, community and conference interpreting. Academic content is complemented by professional practical experience where you can apply what you learn in class to real-world, professional settings. You will learn academic and practical skills such as critical analysis, independent research and preparation, project management and team work – which are all related to the work of interpreters and translators. Courses are offered in the following language combinations with English, subject to student demand: Chinese (Mandarin), French, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish.

Program Code




Total units of credit (UOC)




Indicative Enrolments


Why choose this degree?

You will choose this degree if you intend to work as a competent and ethical interpreter and translator in international and domestic settings.

Who should choose this degree?

Those completing this degree mean to excel as professional translators and interpreters in areas including education and academia, international relations and tourism.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Education and Academia
  • Tourism
  • Business and Economics
  • Media and Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Publishing
  • Science and Technology
  • Health
  • Law
  • International Relations

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65% and an advanced level of bilingual proficiency.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Apply Now
Back to listing