Postgraduate

Master of Commerce and Master of Translation Studies

Combine professionally endorsed translation training with the skills to succeed in the commercial world.

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

UWA’s Master of Commerce and Master of Translation Studies gives you a qualification relevant to professional employment in a range of multilingual contexts, including business, government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas.
UWA’s Master of Commerce and Master of Translation Studies gives you a qualification relevant to professional employment in a range of multilingual contexts, including business, government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

Graduates choosing the Translation Coursework and Dissertation pathway may consider pursuing research in this field as PhD students.
Graduates choosing the Translation Coursework and Dissertation pathway may consider pursuing research in this field as PhD students.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2020
$83,100.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2019
$107,100.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$109,200.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.
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Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This double master’s is the only one of its kind in Australia and allows you to acquire, in a short space of time, complementary knowledge and skills in Business and Translation Studies. You’ll complete worldclass translation training between English and one of eight Asian and European languages, alongside a selected commerce specialisation of your choice. The skills you’ll develop will make you a bilingual professional open to a broad range of employment prospects in national and international settings.

About The Course

This course is taught by leading practitioners and scholars in business and translation studies and provides a unique opportunity to develop your linguistic abilities and breadth across selected areas including accounting, business information and logistics management, economics, employment relations, finance, human resource management or marketing. 
Master of Commerce and Master of Translation Studies

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 10 hours per week
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 12590
CRICOS code
  • 0100157, 0100157
Master of Commerce and Master of Translation Studies
Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 10 hours per week
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 12590
CRICOS code
  • 0100157, 0100157
Full time/part time duration
  • 2.5-3 Years Full-time
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Commerce
Master of Translation Studies

Translation specialisations

You will specialise in translating in both directions between English and one of our eight Asian and European languages:

  • Chinese
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

You can also elect to specialise in Chinese interpreting.

Master of Translation Studies

5 reasons to study the Master of Commerce and Master of Translation Studies

  • Accelerate your career prospects by studying two masters in a much shortened time.
  • Learn with translators, business professionals and scholars who are leaders in their fields.
  • Combine your love for languages and cultures with an interest in business-related areas such as marketing, management, accounting or human resources.
  • Be part of a broad and dynamic network of professionals and researchers in both translation studies and business.
  • Expand your opportunities to be a business leader with outstanding language expertise.

Course Accreditation

The Master of Commerce and Master of Translation Studies is endorsed by the National Accreditation Authority of Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) making students eligible to sit the NAATI test for Advanced Certified Translator or Certified Translator, upon completion of the Master, and with no other pre-requisites demanded by the accreditation body.

Industry Affiliations

Thank you to the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI), the national body setting standards for the profession, and The Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators Inc. (AUSiT), a highly reputable professional organisation for translators and interpreters. Our partnership with these organisations allows our students to receive many opportunities for networking with potential employers and clients. 
Master of Commerce

Commerce specialisations

You will have the opportunity to develop skills across selected areas:

  • Accounting
  • Business Information and Logistics Management
  • Economics
  • Employment Relations
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business (not available for 2019)
  • Management
  • Marketing
Master of Commerce

Top 5 skills you will acquire

  • Combine global business acumen with linguistic and cultural competencies.
  • Develop linguistic proficiency in English and another language through exposure to translation practice of a variety of text types related to diverse business contexts.
  • Acquire intercultural awareness via research, consultation with experts, immersion in an English-speaking and/or foreign culture.
  • Learn to collaborate with translation and management professionals and become a ‘connected’ specialist within a business community.
  • Develop a capacity to advise business developers in a global, multilingual context.

Internships

As part of your Master of Translation Studies, you can choose to complete a six-week work placement, either in Australia or overseas. You can apply for your own internship, or via one of our hosts, including:

  • UWA International Centre
  • The Confucius Institute
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • The Oriental Journal
  • Scoop online magazine
  • WA Museum
  • Government bodies
  • Immigration and education agencies

These internships ensure a high level of practical training and provide the opportunity for professional contacts for future employment. On occasion, graduates gain ongoing employment with their hosts on completion of their studies.

Industry Affiliations

UWA Business School has been awarded EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation for excellence in business and economics education. This is the leading business school accreditation in Europe and is highly valued by employers.

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