Translation

Enquire now to find out how studying a Master of Translation or Master of Translation (Advanced) at the College of Asia and the Pacific can help you make the most of your Asian-language skills in an English-language environment. Secure a postgraduate degree from ANU, one of the best-ranked universities in the world.

The Master of Translation is taught by experts in the field, including Professor John Minford, world-renowned for his English translations of Chinese classics. The program draws upon the research and teaching expertise of the College of Asia and the Pacific, Australia’s leading centre for teaching and research on the region, and also the University’s substantial library resources on Asian translation studies.

The program focuses on teaching the practice of literary translation between English and Asian languages including Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian and Korean, along with the history of translation and a study of a number of critical issues in the field. Successful completion of the master’s program will equip you with highly-developed analytical and communication skills, leading to work in professional literary translation or further postgraduate studies.

Visit Programs and Courses for full program requirements, study options and course information.

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Laura Davern.

More than words

A fascination with Chinese culture led Laura Davern to pursue a master’s in translation, a degree which has given her the skills to write her own destiny - both on and off the page.

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Yong Suk Koh

The past is a page

“ANU provides various courses in which students can engage in in-depth cultural and/or political studies in relation to Asian countries as well as a variety of language courses and translation courses, which makes it an excellent environment for translation studies.”

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Jinfang Tian

Found in translation

"The Master of Translation equips you with the theory and training, but literary translation is not a science; it’s an art. You can’t judge one translation as good and one translation as bad against some kind of universal criterion. You just enjoy their creativities."

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