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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation (MAJIT)

Equip yourself with the necessary knowledge, tools and foundations for employment as a professional interpreter and/or translator.

The Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation (MAJIT) is Australia’s leader in Japanese interpreting and translation. This program is one of only two in Australia to be listed on the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC) Schools and Programmes Directory.

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.

You'll have access to one of the top facilities in Australia, with the same simultaneous interpreting equipment used in the UN. All materials covered in interpreting classes are authentic and cover a range of subjects likely to arise in a real conference interpreting setting. Materials in translation classes also cover a range of subjects, including highly specialised areas of legal and medical translation.

In the MAJIT program, you'll study both interpreting and translation, as the skills learned in one complement the other. You'll study translation into your native language (English or Japanese) only, and interpreting (consecutive and simultaneous) in both directions.

Program highlights

  • Study at the only interpreting and translation program in Australia focusing solely on Japanese and English.
  • Enjoy access to one of the top interpreter training facilities in Australia, with the same equipment used in the United Nations.
  • Develop advanced linguistic competence in both Japanese and English, and be trained to work in specialised fields as a conference interpreter and advanced translator.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Conference translator/interpreter
  • International business translator/interpreter
  • Foreign affairs and trade official
  • Medical translator/interpreter
  • Legal translator/interpreter
  • Interpreter
  • Japanese cultural adviser
  • Japanese interpreter
  • Japanese translator

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Postgraduate.


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

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.

  • Course Code: 013035D
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 69600 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: 100 AUD
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