Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Sign Language Interpreting (EUMASLI)

This course is intended to contribute to the development of the professional field of interpreting between deaf and hearing people in Europe. It aims to prepare participants for research, development, and management functions in their respective countries.

Entry requirements

1st academic degree, preferably, but not necessarily in sign language interpreting or related subjects; minimum of 3 year's work experience as a practising professional sign language interpreter by the time of admission to the programme; English language equivalent to level 6.5 of the International English Language Testing System, IELTS, corresponding to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Languages.

Course modules

Similarity and diversity in European sign languages; introducing international sign; translating between English and international sign; interpreting between English and international sign; similarity and diversity in European deaf communities; interpreting and translation studies; developing the profession research methods, sign language interpreting and translation as profession and performance; personal development and academic skills; thesis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 5 semesters

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Office
Telephone number: 
0131 4513284