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Qualify as a professional Japanese-English translator and interpreter with the Graduate Diploma in Arts in Translation and Interpreting.

This 1-year program offers industry-focused training in community translation and interpreting as well as training for in-demand translation and interpreting specialisations in the health and legal domains. You will also be trained in simultaneous interpreting for international business and conference settings, opening the path to employment overseas.

Courses with tutorials will be conducted in Japanese with native Japanese speaking academicsYou will acquire skills in computer-assisted translation tools, post-editing for machine translation, digital terminology management, and bidule and relay interpreting. 

Note: the information on the Program and course requirements page won't show information tailored to your chosen field of study.


1 in Queensland for modern languages

QS World University Rankings 2023

1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024

Career possibilities

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

  • Japanese interpreter
  • Japanese translator
  • Japanese-speaking logistics manager
  • Conference translator/interpreter
  • Legal translator/interpreter
  • Medical translator/interpreter
  • Freelance translator/interpreter
  • International business translator/interpreter

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Online study
  • Research experience
  • Peer-assisted study sessions
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Theoretical Studies in Translation and Interpreting
  • Specialised Translation and Interpreting in Health and Legal
  • Translation and Interpreting in Community and Business Settings
  • Translating with Digital Tools

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