Translation Studies

We are New Zealand's leading education provider in Translation Studies.

Study opportunities in translation

We offer a range of postgraduate programmes in translation which aim to meet the academic and professional needs of all our students. Programmes blend theory with practice and emphasise the professional reality of translation in New Zealand. They incorporate both taught courses and supervised research.

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).

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Careers in translation

With the growing importance of international trade treaties and common markets, good translators and interpreters are becoming increasingly sought after.

A qualification in translation can lead to a variety of career opportunities, including work in international organisations, within health and community organisations, in international business and trade, online and offline publishing, or software and website localisation.

Meet some of our students and graduates

Our staff

Staff in Translation Studies are known nationally and internationally for teaching and research expertise. We have ongoing research projects in translation technology, translation processes, the teaching of translation, as well as translation and politics.

We have research collaborations with some of the leading European institutions in translation, including the universities of Heidelberg, Granada and Ramon Llul in Barcelona.

Find out about staff research projects and international links and exchanges

Professional links

Translation and Interpreting is a member of the SDL TRADOS Certification University Program. This enables students who use SDL Trados software (one of the leading computer-aided translation tools) to become SDL TRADOS Certified.

We also have close contacts with the New Zealand translation industry and the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters (NZSTI).