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Master of Intercultural Communication and Applied Translation

Course details

Master of Intercultural Communication and Applied Translation

About the course

In a highly globalised and technology-saturated world, intercultural communication and practical translation skills are increasingly sought after by employers across all sectors.

Unique in Australasia, the 180-point Master of Intercultural Communication and Applied Translation will take your bilingual or multilingual skills to the next level and open doors to a career in the language services industry.

Build on your undergraduate degree or update your professional translator and interpreter experience. You’ll gain the theoretical and practical skills needed to be cross-culturally competent and learn how to apply this by communicating information across languages and cultures in a variety of professional settings.

The MICAT will give you experience with state-of-the-art computer-assisted translation environments, including translation memory and captioning software, and you’ll explore how language professionals can add value and subtlety to these technologies.

With the University’s strengths in translation and cross-cultural and applied linguistic expertise, you’ll learn from lecturers who are experts in their field and committed to supporting the values and practices of indigenous people in Aotearoa and elsewhere.

You’ll also benefit from real-world experience working in an applied translation placement and on a translation project mentored by a professional.

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree with at least a B average in a relevant subject and advanced study in a language other than English.

About the provider

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city university, located at the centre of culture, creativity, government, technology and lawmaking.

Ranked number 1 for research quality, we are one of New Zealand's oldest and most prestigious tertiary institutions with a proud tradition of academic excellence. We carry out world-class research and teaching that has global impact.

At Wellington's University, you’ll be pushed to think independently and inspired to succeed. Be part of our diverse and friendly community in the thriving capital.