Taught course

Business Translation and Interpreting

University of Strathclyde · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

You should have a good degree, preferably above UK 2:1 or equivalent. Academic backgrounds need not be English or Translation. Knowledge in business and economics is desirable. Individual cases will be considered on their own merits, such as qualifications and past work experiences.

Please note that currently we only admit students who can master another language in addition to English, from the following:

  • Chinese
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • French

Aptitude test

Suitable applicants are required to attend both a written and an oral aptitude test before admission. A written translation test will be followed by an oral interview to further demonstrate your language proficiency. The oral interview could be conducted either face-to-face or online based on your geographical location and preference.

Months of entry


Course content

The translation industry is on the rise with specialist translators being highly sought after.

The integration of business knowledge and translation/interpreting skills will give you a more competitive edge in the job market, opening up a broader range of career opportunities.

The skill-focused and practical nature of the course allows you to gain invaluable industry experience and proficiency in translation and interpreting, which potentially greatly improves your employability.

Our lecturers are qualified translators and interpreters with industry experience.

The practical translation and interpreting sessions will include industry-based tasks.

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you'll need to meet a minimum of IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 on all components.

Considerations will also be given to those who do not meet the entry requirements for IELTS but passed the Pre-Masters Programme at the University of Strathclyde.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

To recognise academic excellence, the Strathclyde Prestige Award for Excellence in Business Translation & Interpreting offers international students a merit-based scholarship of £5,000 for entry onto the full-time MSc in Business Translation & Interpreting.


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

HaSS PGT Enquiries
0141 44 8600