Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Interpreting and Translating

This programme is designed to provide students with the training required to work as a professional interpreter and/or translator in a variety of professional contexts; languages offered are French, German, and Spanish; students either work in both directions between English and 1 other language (strand a), or into English from 2 languages (strand b).

Entry requirements

Strand a; fluent/near-fluent command of English; plus fluent/fluent-native command of French, German, or Spanish; and a good degree or equivalent in a relevant language subject; strand b: fluent/near-fluent command of English; plus a good degree or equivalent in 2 of French, German, Spanish, Arabic or Chinese. Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of 7.0, or equivalent, with at least 6.5 in all components.

Course modules

Core modules: applied professional skills for conference interpreters; translation practice 1; conference interpreting; translating and interpreting studies and the international context 1; translation practice 2; translating and interpreting studies and the international context 2; MSc dissertation; plus 2 optional modules.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

University and school scholarships are available on a competitive basis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,400 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,430 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,430 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,290 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,400 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,430 per Year 1 (EU) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (England) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,290 per Year 1 (International) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,430 per Year 1 (Scotland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 21 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edinburgh Campus Edinburgh EH14 4AS Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Office
Telephone number: 
0131 4513284