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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Languages, Literature & Culture

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year or 2 year programme available

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip

  • Course Fees

    Sep 2015 entry: Home/EU £6,460 Overseas £14,040

  • Last Updated

    18 October 2017

Course content

The School of Management and Languages at Heriot-Watt University has offered postgraduate programmes in translating since 1994 in order to meet the growing need for professionally trained interpreters and translators. The programme is designed to provide students with a platform for working as an interpreter and/or translator in a variety of professional contexts.

Our Arabic-English Translating and Computer-Assisted Translation Tools programme is available as one-year or a two- year programme.

Programme Content

Students work in both directions between Arabic and English and follow core subjects covering:

Translating
Computer-Assisted Translation Tools
Localisation and Technical Writing
Translation and Interpreting Studies
International Politics and Organisations

ONE-YEAR PROGRAMME

Semester 1 begins in September and finishes in December. Semester 2 starts in January and finishes in May. Four taught courses are taken during each semester. The MSc dissertation commences in May and is submitted by the end of August.

TWO-YEAR PROGRAMME

The programme is studied over a two year period of four semesters. The first two semesters are spent studying academic English and background courses for translating and interpreting. The second two semesters are spent studying the Translating and Computer-Assisted Translation Tools programme. The MSc dissertation commences in May and is submitted by the end of August.

Find out more


Visit the MSc Arabic-English Translating page on the Heriot-Watt University website for more details!

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