Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Arabic-English Translation

The programme is designed to provide students with the specialist training required to work as a professional translator in a variety of professional contexts; and the ability to use a range of computer assisted translation tools.

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: translating; computer-assisted translation tools; localisation and technical writing; translation and interpreting studies; international politics and organisations; MSc dissertation; choose 2 optional modules: students have the possibility to take a new language from scratch or to choose from a range of subjects offered, including: liaison and public service interpreting; subtitling.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Sponsorship information

A limited number of 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 Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,930 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,930 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,930 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
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
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 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 13,500 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 Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 21 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,930 per Whole course (Wales) 21 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 21 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (EU) 21 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,930 per Whole course (England) 21 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,930 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 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