About the course
Heriot-Watt Universitys Interpreting and Translating MSc degreeis atwin-focus programme of studywhich will prepare you for an exciting, international career as a professional translator and interpreter in one or two of the following languages combined with English: Chinese French German Spanish This specialistprogramme has been tailored to meet the needs of industry and will allow you to develop the ideal balance of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Studying MSc Interpreting and Translation at Heriot-Watt University will give youaccess toour excellent translation and interpreting facilities which includeour recently refurbishedinterpreting labs. 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 translation 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 ashealthcare, court and legal, educational and conference interpreting. Practice in a professional setting Our state-of-the-art languagelabs and suite of simultaneous interpreting boothswill provide you with the ideal setting in whichto perfect your translating and interpreting skills to professional standards. Our suite of interpreting booths has been recently refurbished and modelled on those used by the United Nations, the European Union and the Scottish Parliament. Our interpreting booths and translation labs allow you to put your theoretical knowledge of language and culture into practice and develop crucial real-world technical experience with industry-standard software such as TRADOS, a computer aided translation memory tool and WinCAPS, the professional subtitling tool.
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Masters Degree
Estimated annual course fee
GBP 16,400
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1 Year
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2 Years
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Academic entry requirements
You must have successfully completed an United Kingdom Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) or/with full-time or equivalent, work experience in a relevant industry setting. Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee ent
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Starting Duration Fees Status Campus
, 2023 Duration 1 Year Course fee GBP 17,304
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City Open Now Campus Edinburgh Campus
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Heriot-Watt University

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Heriot-Watt University is a public research university based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was established in 1821 as the School of Arts of Edinburgh, the worlds first mechanics institute, and subsequently granted university status by royal charter in 1966. It is the eighth oldest higher education institute in UK. The name Heriot-Watt was taken from Scottish inventor James Watt and Scottish philanthropist and goldsmith George Heriot.
Heriot-Watt University is a world-leading institution ranked in the top 350 Universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2019).
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