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The Master of Translation Studies will provide students with world class specialised translation training. Designed for graduates pursuing bilingual and multilingual careers, this professional course is the first of its kind to be taught in Western Australia. Read more

Introduction

The Master of Translation Studies will provide students with world class specialised translation training. Designed for graduates pursuing bilingual and multilingual careers, this professional course is the first of its kind to be taught in Western Australia. The course provides a strong research training component, combined with an emphasis on practical skill acquisition.

Supplementary information including the Faculty's ten two-year grants each valued at AUD$2,000 per annum and the Stephen Dornan Master of Translation Studies (French) Scholarship valued at $10,000 per annum is available here. A Chinese translation of the course information is also available.

Course description, features and facilities

The course has been designed by leading translation scholars whose work represents the frontier of translation studies. Students develop useful and versatile communication skills with simulated classroom teaching and laboratory demonstration. They can also participate in overseas internship opportunities through cultural and language exchange programs at partner universities in Beijing, Shanghai and Europe as well as the option of receiving individual supervision of a specialised translation research project.

The Master of Translation Studies is a 2 year full time course or 5 year (maximum) part time course. The specific language pairs (in both directions) are:

English/Chinese
English/French
English/Italian
English/German

Structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2015;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2016 or 2017.

Take all units (30 points):

S1 TRNS5001 Introduction to Translation Studies
S2 TRNS5002 Interdisciplinary Translation Studies
S1 TRNS5003 Corpus-based Translation Studies
S2 TRNS5004 Translation Localisation
S1 TRNS5005 Research Skills

For students in course by coursework only, take all units (24 points):

S2 COMM5704 Global Media and Cross-cultural Communication
N/A SOCS5001 Engaging Cultural Difference
N/A TRNS5006 Interpreting
N/A TRNS5007 Translation Project

For students in course by coursework and dissertation, take all units (24 points):

S1 TRNS5020 Translation Studies Dissertation 1 (12 points)
S2 TRNS5021 Translation Studies Dissertation 2 (12 points)

Chinese specialisation

Take all units (42 points):

S1 TRNS5011 The Ethics of Translation
S1 TRNS5106 Advanced Language Study (Chinese): Science and Technology
S2 TRNS5107 Advanced Language Study (Chinese): Culture and Media
S1 TRNS5108 Specialised Translation
S2 TRNS5109 General Translation (Chinese)
NS, S1, S2, S3 TRNS5111 Translation Internship: Chinese (12 points)

French specialisation

Take all units (42 points):

S1 TRNS5011 The Ethics of Translation
S1 TRNS5506 Advanced Language Skills 1: French
S2 TRNS5507 Advanced Language Skills 2: French
S1 TRNS5508 Specialised Translation 1: French
S2 TRNS5509 Specialised Translation 2: French
S1, S2, NS TRNS5511 Translation Internship: French (12 points)

German specialisation

Take all units (42 points):

S1 TRNS5011 The Ethics of Translation
S1 TRNS5706 Advanced Language Skills 1: German
S2 TRNS5707 Advanced Language Skills 2: German
S1 TRNS5708 Specialised Translation 1: German
S2 TRNS5709 Specialised Translation 2: German
S1, S2 TRNS5711 Translation Internship: German (12 points)

Italian specialisation

Take all units (42 points):

S1 TRNS5011 The Ethics of Translation
S1 TRNS5606 Advanced Language Skills 1: Italian
S2 TRNS5607 Advanced Language Skills 2: Italian
S1 TRNS5608 Specialised Translation 1: Italian
S2 TRNS5609 Specialised Translation 2: Italian
NS, S1, S2 TRNS5611 Translation Internship: Italian (12 points)

Professional recognition

The Master of Translation Studies is approved by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters of Australia (NAATI) which may grant our graduates a Professional Translator Accreditation on application after meeting all criteria including successful completion of the course.

Career opportunities

The Master of Translation Studies provides excellent employment outcomes for any translator qualified at the professional level. Graduates possess a qualification relevant to professional employment in a range of business, government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas.

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The Master of Strategic Communication provides students with advanced knowledge and capabilities required to participate in the contemporary global communications environment. Read more

Introduction

The Master of Strategic Communication provides students with advanced knowledge and capabilities required to participate in the contemporary global communications environment. It is intended for those who wish to be a senior communications adviser in industry, government agencies and community organisations.

Course description, features and facilities

Through practical and analytical engagement, students gain both advanced skills and in-depth understanding relevant to a broad range of communications and media roles and proficiency in developing effective communication strategies and managing communications projects in the global media context.

The program's work placements give students access to real-world experience of the local and international communications environment.

Structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2015;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2016 or 2017.

Take all units (36 points):

S1 COMM5701 Strategic Communications in a Digital Era
S1 COMM5702 Digital Media: Theory and Practice
S2 COMM5703 Organisational Communication and Project Management
S2 COMM5704 Global Media and Cross-cultural Communication
S2 COMM5705 Strategic Representation and Promotion
S1 SCOM5303 Communication Strategies for Change

For students in course by coursework and dissertation, take the following unit (24 points):

S2 COMM5729 Strategic Communications Dissertation (or approved equivalent) (24 points)

For students in course by coursework only, take unit(s) to the value of at least 12 points from Group A and the remaining from Group B, sufficient to bring the combined total value of units taken from Groups A and B to 36 points.

For students in course by coursework and dissertation, take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from Group A or Group B.

Group A

S2 COMM5711 Work Placement A (Domestic) (12 points)
S1, S2 COMM5712 Work Placement B (International) (12 points)

Group B

S1 COMM4101 Concepts in Communication
S1 COMM4102 Sexuality, Media, Culture
S2 COMM4103 iGeneration
N/A COMM4104 Strategic Communication
S1 COMM5604 Media Law and Ethics
S1 COMM5605 Issues in Contemporary Global Journalism
S1, S2 MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications
S1 MKTG5501 Integrated Marketing Communications
S2 MKTG5505 Marketing and Society
N/A SCOM5703 Science and the Media

Career opportunities

Almost all large organisations need a communications expert to advise on corporate communications, community liaison projects and human resources based projects such as change management and there is demonstrated growth in this area. In addition private organisations in consumer marketing, media, public relations, advertising and digital communications require strategic communications specialists.

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