Taught course

Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation (MAJIT)

University of Queensland · Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in any field or equivalent with a grade point average of 4.5 OR a Graduate Diploma in the relevant field. Proficiency in spoken and written Japanese and English.

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International. English proficiency: IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

How to apply?

Applications must be lodged through UQ International. Closing date: Late applications may be considered. To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year. This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing. Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Months of entry


Course content

Why study the Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation?

This is a professional program providing training for students with very high levels of competence in the Japanese and English languages as translators and conference interpreters. 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.

This program is one of only two in the world, and the only program in the southern hemisphere, ranked by the Swiss-based International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC) Survey of Conference Interpreter Training Courses as meeting all or most AIIC criteria.

Fees and funding

International students
AU $25,940

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

(To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.)

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

UQ International