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 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

Students choosing the Dissertation pathway in their second year of their studies will be eligible to apply for a PhD in Translation studies, as a step towards an academic career or a career requiring excellent research skills. 
Students choosing the Dissertation pathway in their second year of their studies will be eligible to apply for a PhD in Translation studies, as a step towards an academic career or a career requiring excellent research skills. 

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2021
$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 - 2020
$109,200.00
Total Course Fee - 2021
$113,700.00

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.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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 degree is the only one of its kind in Australia and teaches complementary skills in Business and Translation Studies.

About the course

This double master’s degree is the only one of its kind in Australia and teaches complementary skills in Business and Translation Studies. You’ll complete translation training between English and one of eight Asian and European languages, alongside a commerce specialisation. The skills you develop will make you a bilingual professional employable in a broad range of national and international settings.
Master of Commerce and Master of Translation Studies

Quick details

Status
  • Available
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
Master of Commerce and Master of Translation Studies
Status
  • Available
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
Full time/part time duration
  • 2.5-3 Years Full-time
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Commerce

Why study this course?

  1. You will complete world-class translation training between English and one of eight Asian and European languages, alongside a selected commerce specialisation of your choice  
  2. The skills you will develop will make you a bilingual professional open to a broad range of employment prospects in national and international settings 
  3. This double masters is only offered at The University of Western Australia and represents a unique opportunity to combine two sought-after skill sets 
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

Top 5 skills you'll 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.

A day in the life of a translation studies student

Step into Claire's life and experience what it's like to be a Master of Translation Studies student for the day. 

Work integrated learning

Students are encouraged to take the opportunity to do a six-week work placement as a translator in Australia or overseas.

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. 

You'll learn to

  • become a bilingual professional open to a broad range of employment prospects in national and international settings 
  • translate between your two languages accurately and fluently, using state-of-the-art technology and applying time-honoured and innovative strategies 
  • develop professional skills, and build a network of peers and professionals in the field
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

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