Taught course

Translation and Conference Interpreting

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Qualifications
MScPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree (2:1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

You must have native or near-native competence in English and in at least one of the following languages: Chinese, French, German and Spanish.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course covers two professional areas that are becoming increasingly vital to public bodies and private businesses alike; translation and conference interpreting. In addition to extensive practice in both activities, using industry-standard facilities and software, it will provide a grounding on the state of the art in the discipline, which will combine current debates and professional skills.

This programme will equip you with the skills that you need to work from two languages into English, or from one language into and out of English. You must have native or near-native competence in English and in at least one of the following languages: Chinese, French, German and Spanish. A minimum of a second class honours degree or equivalent is required. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

The inclusion of an optional module will also afford you the opportunity to acquire subject specific knowledge in areas such as linguistics, policy making, international journalism and applied skills for teaching and research. This will help ensure you’re well equipped to develop a career in translation and interpreting, as well as to conduct further research.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

  • IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill.

More information on our English language requirements

Fees and funding

Please consult our website for up-to-date information on course fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    3 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    21 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Phone
+44(0) 1786 466655