At a time when communities all over the world are experiencing unprecedented challenges, linguistics and languages education plays a crucial role in working towards intercultural understanding and promoting culturally inclusive societies. At the University of Melbourne, you’ll benefit from rigorous teaching, internship opportunities or teaching practice placements, and a diverse student cohort – and equip yourself to shape the future of our world.

A program that blends theoretical and practical foundations for those wishing to pursue careers in applied linguistics, with specialisations available.

Duration 2 years full-time
Mode Temporarily online
Closing date (DOM | INT) 30 November 2021

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A NAATI-endorsed program for bilinguals in Mandarin Chinese and English, preparing students for careers as professional translators and interpreters in professional roles that demand high level translation, interpreting and intercultural skills.

Duration 2 years full-time / 4 years part-time
Mode Temporarily online
Closing date (DOM | INT) 30 November 2021

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Gain a short qualification in languages and an understanding of intercultural communication vital in any workplace today.

Duration 6 months full-time / 1 year part-time
Mode Temporarily online
Closing date (DOM) 19 February 2022
Closing date (INT) 30 November 2021

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Designed for non-native speakers of English, this course will develop your skills in professional writing, professional speaking, intercultural communication and self-editing.

Duration 1 year part-time
Mode Temporarily online
Closing date (DOM) 19 February 2022
Closing date (INT) 30 November 2021

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Why study at the University of Melbourne?

Practical, challenging programs taught by internationally recognised experts

Vocationally oriented curriculum, including industry-based internships or teaching practice placements

Australia's leading university for Education*

*No. 12 globally, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Education

What attracted me most to studying translation at the University of Melbourne is the endorsement from the National Authority for Accreditation for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). I was also attracted to the practical internship as a core component of the program, which is essential for translators. I learned not just from study, but also from a real work environment to better prepare myself for my career.

Chloe Chen
Master of Translation and Interpreting
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