Translation Studies

Our postgraduate programmes in Translation Studies are designed to meet the need for professional translators and translation researchers.

Subject overview

Language service providers and translation agencies in New Zealand and around the world are increasingly demanding specialised qualifications in translation when recruiting translators. Our programmes can prepare you for this dynamic profession.

We offer a well-balanced mix of practical and theoretical courses to prepare you to communicate across languages and cultures in different settings.

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies is the only qualification available in New Zealand that is endorsed by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).

Where can Translation Studies take you?

Translation Studies can lead to a broad range of careers concerned with interlingual and intercultural communication.

Career options include working for translation companies that are increasingly seeking translators who can work with technologies as well as international organisations in areas such as business and trade, diplomacy, journalism and community management.

With the constant growth in international communication, the demand for translation, technology and intercultural skills is increasing continuously, and many translators undertake freelance work or set up their own businesses with clients from all over the world.

Meet graduates working in translation and interpreting

Explore your study options in Translation Studies