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Department of Linguistics

Master of Translating & Interpreting with Master of International Relations



Sem 1: Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese and Korean

Sem 2: Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese and Korean *

On-campus only




Two years full-time, up to four years part-time (local students only)




Dr Izumi Inoue


Admission requirements:


An appropriate undergraduate degree - BA or equivalent with GPA 2.5 out of 4.0 is a requirement for all students. Students whose first language is not English must have IELTS (Academic) 7.00 with a minium score of 6.5 in all bands or TOEFL 600 or iTOEFL 100 or an equivalent test recognised in Australia. Students with a lower level of English may enrol in the Translation and Interpreting Preparatory Program (TIPP). Students who have completed all their primary and high school education within Australian schools are deemed to have met the English language proficiency levels and would not be required to sit an IELTS exam.




There are strong links between the programs in international relations and translating and interpreting, both pedagogical and in terms of job opportunities. International organisations, a major focus of international relations study, are a major employer of graduates in translating and interpretation. The double degree in Master of Translating and Interpreting with Master of International Relations allows graduates to acquire skills and knowledge in both areas, making them highly employable.


Please note:  

There is a professional practice unit for both translation and interpreting in this program. The practicum will introduce students to aspects of professional practice. Please follow the link to the professional practice page for more information.

* All Japanese and Korean students enrolling in semester 2 will only be permitted to TRAN877 as a language unit in that semester (and possibly TRAN821 subject to enrolment numbers). All other language specific units must be taken in the students second semester of study (i.e., semester 1, 2013).

Program structure:  

Details of the course structure are contained in the Macquarie University Handbook.

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