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Master of Translation

A Master of Translation will equip you with the highly-developed analytical and communication skills in English and a language of focus that you need to succeed in professional translation. It is designed to provide students with a focused qualification in the practice of translation, along with an understanding of the history of translation and an appreciation of a number of critical issues in the field.

The program focuses on training you to become a qualified literary translator, but also provides an understanding of the history of translation and an appreciation of critical issues in the field.

The ANU is home to a team of world renowned academics with the greatest variety of specialised language expertise available in Australia and is the ideal location for your study of translation.

Career opportunities

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 basic 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.

Further studies

Master of Translation (Advanced)

This advanced option will equip you with the highly-developed analytical and communication skills in English and a language of focus that you need to succeed in professional translation. It is designed to provide students with a focused qualification in the practice of translation, along with an understanding of the history of translation and an appreciation of a number of critical issues in the field.

The program focuses on training you to become a qualified literary translator, but also provides an understanding of the history of translation and an appreciation of critical issues in the field.

The ANU is home to a team of world renowned academics with the greatest variety of specialised language expertise available in Australia and is the ideal location for your study of translation.A Master of Translation (Advanced) will equip you with the highly-developed analytical and communication skills in English and a language of focus that you need to succeed in professional translation. It is designed to provide students with a focused qualification in the practice of translation, along with an understanding of the history of translation and an appreciation of a number of critical issues in the field. The program focuses on training you to become a qualified literary translator, but also provides an understanding of the history of translation and an appreciation of critical issues in the field. The ANU is home to a team of world renowned academics with the greatest variety of specialised language expertise available in Australia and is the ideal location for your study of translation.

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