Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Arabic-English Interpreting and Translating

The programme is designed to equip students with the specialist training required to work as a professional interpreter and/or translator in a variety of professional contexts.

Entry requirements

Fluent or near fluent command of English plus fluent or near fluent command of Arabic; good degree or equivalent in a relevant language subject or cognate area; applicants who do not have a sufficient level of intercultural skills or sufficient experience in academic writing in the British context may be admitted to the 2 year programme, in which the 1st year is spent studying academic English and background courses for translating and interpreting. Non-native speakers of English must provide evidence of their English language ability. This must be IELTS 7.0, or equivalent, with no element below 6.5.

Course modules

Core modules: applied professional skills for conference interpreters; translation practice 1 (Arabic-English); translating and interpreting studies 1: intercultural communication and the international context; conference interpreting (Arabic-English); translation practice 2 (Arabic-English); translating and interpreting studies 2: intercultural communication and the international context; dissertation (MSc only); choose 2 optional modules: liaison and public service interpreting, interpreting and intercultural communication, and subtitling.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Sponsorship information

A limited number of awards may be 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 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,400 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (EU) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (England) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,400 per Year 1 (International) 6 months
Short Course Certificate Part-time September 2016 GBP 860 per Module (EU) 3 months
Short Course Certificate Part-time September 2016 GBP 860 per Module (England) 3 months
Short Course Certificate Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,825 per Module (International) 3 months
Short Course Certificate Part-time September 2016 GBP 860 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 months
Short Course Certificate Part-time September 2016 GBP 860 per Module (Scotland) 3 months
Short Course Certificate Part-time September 2016 GBP 860 per Module (Wales) 3 months
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) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (England) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,290 per Year 1 (International) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,430 per Year 1 (Scotland) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 18 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

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Postgraduate Office
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