Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting
- Degree Structure - Duration
- 12–18 months full-time
2024 tuition fees estimate per 180 points:
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.
You will also have the opportunity to study overseas for part of your degree for more in-depth language learning and immersion.
Entry to the Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting requires:
You 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, Te Reo Māori, or other languages approved for supervision at UC.
If English is your additional language you 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.
For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting or use the admission requirements checker.
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You may be able to go onto Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) studies in your chosen language, or in related subjects, such as Linguistics.
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.
2024 tuition fees estimate (per 180 points):
2023 tuition fees estimate (per 180 points):
SSL estimate (per 180 points):
The MATI is made up of 180 points. You will complete 120 points of compulsory courses, including either research or a practical project and internship, and 60 points of elective courses completed at UC or abroad with a partner university (subject to availability of placements).
The programme will usually take 1 year to 18 months of full-time study, or up to 3 years part-time.
For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting.