The School of Management and Languages at Heriot-Watt University has offered postgraduate programmes in interpreting and translating since 1994 in order to meet the growing need for professionally trained interpreters and translators. The programme is designed to provide Chinese students with a platform for working as an interpreter and/or translator in a variety of professional contexts.
Students work in both directions between Chinese and English and follow core subjects covering:
Applied Professional Skills for Conference Interpreters Conference Interpreting (Chinese-English) Translation Practice (Chinese-English) Translation & Interpreting Studies
Optional subjects include Business Communication, Translation Technologies, Liaison Interpreting for Business, Localisation & Technical Writing.
Students benefit from excellent facilities for interpreting and translating, including state-of-the-art interpreting and language laboratories, digital resources for interpreting, and a range of Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) software packages.