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What will I learn?

Monash Arts is internationally recognised for producing innovative, engaging and high quality research, and Monash University is currently a national leader in the field of interpreting and translation. We are the first and only Australian university to gain a full membership of CIUTI, limited to institutions that meet internationally recognised standards. We are also one of the only courses in Australia endorsed at the Professional Interpreter, Professional Translator and Conference Interpreter levels by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). Our department enjoys an international reputation with scholars actively involved in the national and international translation and interpreting studies scene.

Supported and guided by at least two expert supervisors, our practice-based PhD program in Translation Studies will give you the practical experience and opportunity to develop your expertise as a researcher and the professional tools needed to undertake translation work for professional purposes.

This PhD program has three components: extensive research, creating a body of translated work, and a critical commentary of the translated pieces. You will also undertake professional development, designed to help you become a more effective researcher, and develop general professional skills valuable to prospective employers in academia, industry, government and the broader community. During the program you will be encouraged to publish your work-in-progress and/or to seek publishers for it.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

CRICOS

074679G

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,700.00 (18,79,740) per year
Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Monash University

Clayton Campus,

Wellington Road,

MONASH UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3800, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,700.00 (18,79,740) per year
Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Caulfield campus

900 Dandenong Road,

CAULFIELD EAST,

Victoria,

3145, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The minimum qualifications for admission to PhD enrolment are: a bachelor's degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant field, and which normally includes a research component in the fourth year, leading to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field; a course leading to a level rated by the relevant department, faculty and committee as equivalent to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field; a master's degree that entails work, normally including a significant research component, including at least 25% of one full time equivalent year of work, including a thesis. It is normally expected that a grade of honours 2A has been obtained for the research thesis or project. Where ungraded, examiners' reports will be taken into account; or have qualifications which in the opinion of GRC are deemed equivalent.

For international students

Admission to the PhD (Translation Studies) will require one of the following qualifications in translation studies, literary or cultural and intercultural studies:

a four year Australian or New Zealand bachelor's degree with an overall result of honours 2A or above (normally with a research component in the fourth year); or
an Australian or New Zealand master's preliminary qualification with a significant research component and with an overall result of honours 2A or above; or
an Australian or New Zealand coursework master's degree with a significant research component graded at Distinction or above, and an overall result of Distinction or above; or
an Australian or New Zealand research master's degree with an overall result of honours 2A or above; or
a qualification considered equivalent to one of the above (a minimum of a bachelor's degree with substantial professional experience in the field).

English entry requirements

IELTS 7.0 overall (no band less than 6.5)

TOEFL (paper-based) : 587+ TWE 4.5

TOEFL 94 + Reading 19, Listening 20, Speaking 20 & Writing 24

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 65 + communicative score 58

Cambridge English: 185 + Writing 185 and no skill below 169

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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