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British Sign Language (Interpreting and Translating)

Heriot-Watt University

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

In this course British Sign Language (BSL) is studied to professional level. Students are trained to work as BSL/English Interpreters and Translators and to use BSL proficiently in related professional areas.

The course focuses on practical and applied language skills, interpreting and translating skills, communication studies, linguistics, translation and interpreting studies and Deaf studies. Uniquely in this course during year 3, students are placed full time with signing organisations in the UK or at one of our International partner universities. (Please note that BSL placements are self-financed and students may be required to undertake placements anywhere in the UK.)

In year four students have the additional opportunity to work closely with professional interpreters in real-life situations on placement, gaining vital work-place experience.

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.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

MA Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

Q196

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

School of Social Sciences

Department

Languages and Intercultural Studies

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.hw.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Arts and Social Sciences General

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