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This program is for students commencing in 2018 onwards.

If you commenced prior to 2018, please refer to the program rules for the year you started.

The Master of Interpreting (MInt) is endorsed by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). It prepares you to sit certification exams administered by NAATI. These include Certified Provisional Interpreter and Certified Interpreter. With certain coursework, you can also sit specialist certification exams for Certified Specialist Interpreter (Health), Certified Specialist Interpreter (Legal) and Certified Conference Interpreter. The program aims to equip you with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work as a competent and ethical interpreter in international and domestic settings. The areas of specialisation covered in the program are legal, medical, business, community and conference interpreting. The program is staffed by leading researchers and practitioners in the field of interpreting and linguistics. Academic content is complemented by professional practical experience where you are able to apply what was learned in class in real professional settings. In addition to the knowledge and skills of interpreting as a discipline and as a profession, you will also learn related academic and practical skills such as critical analysis, independent research and preparation, project management, team work, and genres and public speaking - which are all related to the work of interpreters. The program is offered in the following language combinations, subject to student demand: English and Chinese (Mandarin), French, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish.



Study Level


Typical duration

1.7 Years

Delivery Mode


Intake Period

Term 1, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Masters (Coursework)


Master of Interpreting - MInt



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Program Structure

Students must complete 72 UOC as a standalone program.

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Academic Writing Skills Course

ARTS5503 Academic Writing for the Humanities (6 UOC) can be taken as an additional course but will not count towards your program.

Entry Requirements
Recognition of Prior Learning
Progression Requirements


Recognition of Achievement

Award with Excellence

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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