Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor's degree in any field or equivalent with a grade point average of 4.5 OR a Graduate Diploma in the relevant field. Proficiency in spoken and written Japanese and English.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 19360

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

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Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

Late applications may be considered.

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Enquiries for Australian students

School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies

Email: slccs@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 6311

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor's degree in any field or equivalent with a grade point average of 4.5 OR a Graduate Diploma in the relevant field. Proficiency in spoken and written Japanese and English.

CRICOS Code: 013035D

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6 (or comparable English language proficiency as per University policy) View the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 25940

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

Late applications may be considered.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

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 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 one of only two in the world, and the only program in the southern hemisphere, ranked by the Swiss-based International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC) Survey of Conference Interpreter Training Courses as meeting all or most AIIC criteria.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Bachelor's degree in any field or equivalent with a grade point average of 4.5 OR a Graduate Diploma in the relevant field. Proficiency in spoken and written Japanese and English.

Additional application information

Work experience desirable but not essential. Applicants sit an aptitude test set by the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies before being admitted to the program. A fee may apply for the MAJIT aptitude test. Contact the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies for more information (email slccs@uq.edu.au).

Apply online

Apply online to the Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation .

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

Late applications may be considered.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Bachelor's degree in any field or equivalent with a grade point average of 4.5 OR a Graduate Diploma in the relevant field. Proficiency in spoken and written Japanese and English.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 013035D

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6 (or comparable English language proficiency as per University policy) View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

Late applications may be considered.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 19360

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 25940

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Additional costs

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

Fee rules

View the 2015 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation

Careers

The program trains graduates for work as conference interpreters and/or translators. It is anticipated that graduates of the program will gain employment as interpreters and/or translators or else upgrade their language skills to a level where they can be used in the practice of another profession.

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

  • National Accreditation Authority For Translators And Interpreters

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation

To complete the Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #32 from the MAJIT List comprising -

  • #16 from Part A; and
  • #16 from Part B.
A minimum grade point average of 5 in Part A is required to progress to Part B.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation.

Program Rules for the Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: