Taught course

Interpreting

Institution
Heriot-Watt University · School of Management and Languages
Qualifications
MScDiploma

Entry requirements

Strand A 1. Native / near-native command of English plus native / near-native command of French, German, or Spanish 2. Good degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Strand B 1. Native / near-native command of English plus an excellent command of two from French, German, Spanish, Arabic or Chinese. 2. Good degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our new MSc Interpreting programme is aimed at those who want to work as professional interpreters.

The programme enables those looking to have a greater focus on developing their interpreting skills to take more dedicated interpreting courses.
Language combinations
In the practical translating and interpreting courses students opt for one of two ‘strands’, corresponding to their chosen languages:
  • Strand A: Study of English + one other language from French, German or Spanish. Students work in both directions between the two languages chosen.
  • Strand B: Study of English + two foreign languages from French, German, Spanish, Arabic or Chinese. Students on this strand work from the two chosen languages into English.
Facilities
Students benefit from excellent facilities for interpreting and translating, including state-of-the-art interpreting and language laboratories, digital resources for interpreting, and a range of Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) software packages.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Diploma

part time
21 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Marion Winters
Email
smlpgenquiries@hw.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)131 451 3284