Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

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

Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5; or

Both GCAJI with a GPA of 5 and GCAJT with a GPA of 5; or

GDipAJIT with a GPA of 5; and

Have completed the school's aptitude test in spoken and written Japanese and English to the standard set by the executive dean.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

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

Late applications may be considered.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Email: hass@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 1333

Web:

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

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

Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5; or

Both GCAJI with a GPA of 5 and GCAJT with a GPA of 5; or

GDipAJIT with a GPA of 5; and

Have completed the school's aptitude test in spoken and written Japanese and English to the standard set by the executive dean.

CRICOS Code: 013035D

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

Late applications may be considered.

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

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

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

Web:

Enquire online

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 also listed on the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC) Schools Directory, which features only training programs that meet their training 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

Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5; or

Both GCAJI with a GPA of 5 and GCAJT with a GPA of 5; or

GDipAJIT with a GPA of 5; and

Have completed the school's aptitude test in spoken and written Japanese and English to the standard set by the executive dean.

Additional application information

Work experience desirable but not essential.
Applicants must sit and pass 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. More information about the aptitude test, and test dates can be found on the School of Languages and Cultures website.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

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

Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5; or

Both GCAJI with a GPA of 5 and GCAJT with a GPA of 5; or

GDipAJIT with a GPA of 5; and

Have completed the school's aptitude test in spoken and written Japanese and English to the standard set by the executive dean.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 013035D

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

Late applications may be considered.

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

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

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

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.

Students study translation into their A (or native) language (English or Japanese) only, and interpreting (consecutive and simultaneous) in both directions. Students who are not native speakers of either Japanese or English should study translation into their stronger language.

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: