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British Sign Language (Interpreting, Translating and Applied Language Studies)

Heriot-Watt University

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

This is a new programme – the first of its kind in Scotland and, in key aspects, unique in the UK – in which 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 programme focuses on practical and applied language skills, interpreting and translating skills, communication studies, linguistics, translation and interpreting studies and Deaf studies. Uniquely in this programme during year 3 students can either undertake full-time, compulsory placements working in the UK signing community with organisations in the field (self-financed), or study abroad at one of our partner universities. 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

2020 entry requirements:
Standard entry: 4 Highers at AAAB (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

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