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Master of  Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation

Program code: 5207
CRICOS code: 013035D

Location

St Lucia

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)

Why study the Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation

This is a professional program providing training for students with very high levels of competence in the Japanese and English languages as specialised translators and conference interpreters. It covers four broad, interlinked areas of study: theoretical and practical training in interpreting techniques; theoretical and practical training in translation techniques; training in ancillary skills such as public speaking and job-specific research; and training in professional areas such as ethics and business skills.
This program is also listed on the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC) Schools Directory, which only features training programs that meet their training criteria.

Summary

  • Program code
    5207
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    2 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    32
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    013035D

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5; or

Both GCAJI with a GPA of 5 and GCAJT with a GPA of 5; or

GDipAJIT with a GPA of 5; and

Have completed the school's aptitude test in spoken and written Japanese and English to the standard set by the executive dean.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Learn more about entry requirements

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters at the first Professional level (formerly NAATI level 3).
  • NAATI accreditation at Conference Interpreter and Advanced Translator level (formerly NAATI Level 4)

Accreditation body

The Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation is accredited by:

  • National Accreditation Authority For Translators And Interpreters

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $34,800
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

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Additional costs

  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All international student applications for the Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation is 5207. You'll need this when applying.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation is:

  • Late applications may be considered.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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