Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Chinese-English Interpreting and Translating

The programme is designed to develop students' abilities in Chinese-English translating and interpreting; it includes in-sessional classes which provide advanced language and study support.

Entry requirements

Fluent or near fluent command of English plus fluent or near fluent command of Chinese; good degree or equivalent in a relevant language subject; 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-fluent 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

Semester 1: applied professional skills for conference interpreters; translation practice Chinese-English 1 plus 2 options from: translation technologies; liaison and public service interpreting; business communication; international politics; intercultural communication in the workplace; cross-cultural perspectives on society; global heritage; beginner language courses in French, German, Spanish, Arabic, British sign language, Gaelic. Semester 2: Conference Interpreting (Chinese-English); Translation Practice Chinese-English 2; Translation and Interpreting Studies plus one optional module from: subtitling; liaison interpreting for business; localisation and technical writing; intercultural perspectives on sustainable development; project management; beginner language courses in French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, British sign language, Gaelic

Assessment methods

Research project.

Sponsorship information

A limited number of scholarships may be available on a competitive basis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 860 per Module (EU) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,825 per Module (International) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 860 per Module (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 860 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,825 per Module (International) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 860 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,430 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 860 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 860 per Module (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 860 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,430 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,290 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 860 per Module (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,290 per Year 1 (International) 2 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 (Northern Ireland) 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 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 860 per Module (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 860 per Module (England) 2 years
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
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 (EU) 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 (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
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 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 (Scotland) 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 (Wales) 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 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 6,640 per Year 1 (EU) 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 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months

Campus details

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

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Contact: 
Postgraduate Office
Telephone number: 
0131 451 3284