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Modern Languages (Interpreting and Translating)

Heriot-Watt University

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

In addition to British Sign language courses, Chinese courses, French courses, German courses or Spanish courses, you will learn applied language studies for which Heriot-Watt University is best known, developing highly employable abilities in interpreting and translating.

You will study your chosen languages to an advanced level, learning in small class sizes in the university's unrivalled language teaching facilities. Gain practical experience in the refurbished interpreting booths, which are modelled on those used by the United Nations and European Parliament, and the computer labs with state-of-the-art Computer Aided Translation tools, as used by professional translators.

In Year 1, if it is necessary, intensive language courses are offered to help bring you up to speed in your second non-native language. This tried and tested approach ensures you will be able to use your interpreting and translating skills in two non-native languages by the time you graduate. Year 2 introduces regular classes on simultaneous interpreting and advances your language skills further.

Year 3 is spent abroad on exchange placements with partner institutions or working in the Sign Language community if studying BSL. This is a unique opportunity to spend a year living and studying, immersed in your chosen languages and cultures. In Year 4 you will study advanced interpreting and translating skills and learn about political contexts and organisations.

Entry Requirements

2023 entry requirements:
Standard entry: 4 Highers at AABB (two sittings) including a relevant language at A plus English at National 5.

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBBC (two sittings) including a relevant language at B plus English at National 5.

For entry to year 2 you would require 2 Advanced Highers including a relevant language at B plus Highers at AABB.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

MA Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

Please refer to list below

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

School of Social Sciences

Department

Languages and Intercultural Studies

SCQF Level

10

Combination Courses

Languages (Interpreting and Translating) (French/German)
Languages (Interpreting and Translating) (French/Spanish)
Languages (Interpreting and Translating) (German/Spanish)
Languages (Interpreting and Translating) (Chinese/German)
Languages (Interpreting and Translating) (Chinese/French)
Languages (Interpreting and Translating) (Chinese/Spanish)
Languages (Interpreting and Translating) (Chinese/British Sign Language)
Languages (Interpreting and Translating) (French/British Sign Language)
Languages (Interpreting and Translating) (German/British Sign Language)
Languages (Interpreting and Translating) (Spanish/British Sign Language)
RR12
RR14
RR24
RLCF
RLCG
RLCS
RLSL
Q193
Q194
Q195

Website

www.hw.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Arts and Social Sciences General

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Humanities

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