Taught course

Interpreting and Translating

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

Entry requirements

Strand A

  • Native/near-native command of English plus native/near-native command of French, German, or Spanish
  • Good degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.

Strand B

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

Months of entry

September

Course content

Heriot-Watt University is proud to have the largest suite of Interpreting and Translating labs of any Higher Education Institute in Europe.

Our Interpreting and Translating MSc programme is a uniquely twin-focus degree which will prepare you for an exciting, international career as a professional translator and interpreter in the following languages combined with English:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

This globally recognised programme has been tailored to meet the needs of industry and will allow you to develop the ideal balance of theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

Your learning will focus on developing a professional standard of expertise in specific areas of interpreting and translation such as:

  • Technical and scientific translation
  • Subtitling and audio-visual translation
  • Use of Computer Aided Translation tools
  • Sight translation
  • Simultaneous interpreting
  • Consecutive interpreting and note taking
  • Sight interpreting

You will develop these skills to the highest standard and learn about the different approaches and skillsets required from interpreters when working in distinct professional contexts such as healthcare, court and legal, educational and conference interpreting.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
21 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgadmissions.soss@hw.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 451 3284