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Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting

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Level of study:
Master's Degree
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Duration:
12 months
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Start date: Expected February-2022
Campus:
University of Canterbury
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Summary

The Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting (MATI) gives students advanced language, cultural, and communication skills to work as professional interpreters and translators.

The degree is highly practical, and includes the option to complete an internship organised by UC with agencies, government, or other organisations requiring translators and interpreters.

Students will also have the opportunity to study overseas for part of their degree for more in-depth language learning and immersion.

The flexible courses in the degree offer practical training and applied language learning opportunities, with a variety of options in research, translation projects, computer-assisted translation, and internships. The MATI is made up of 180 points. Students complete 120 points of compulsory courses, including either research or a practical project and internship, and 60 points of optional courses completed at UC or abroad with a partner university (subject to availability of placements).

Students will be able to specialise in either Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, or te reo Maori languages in their degree.

Further study

Students may be able to go onto Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) studies in their chosen language, or in related subjects, such as Linguistics.

Career Opportunities

Advanced language studies give graduates an exciting variety of national and international career prospects.

Translation and interpreting skills are sought after in many industries, including media and entertainment, business, international relations, policy and diplomacy, publishing, tourism, marketing, teaching, and many more.

Start date: Monthly by arrangement with supervisor

Entry criteria

Entry to the Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting requires at least a bachelor’s degree with good grades, or a bachelor’s degree with relevant professional work experience, or other qualifications of an equivalent standard.

Students will need to have completed at least 60 points at 300-level, with at least a B+ Grade Point Average, in either Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, or Te Reo Maori.

Students with English as an additional language are also required to provide evidence of their English language ability, with the equivalent of an IELTS (Academic) score of 7 overall, with no section less than 6.5.

Application deadline: At least 6 months before the planned start date.

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