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Languages (Interpreting and Translating) (French/British Sign Language), MA (Hons), Heriot-Watt University

the United Kingdom

Heriot-Watt University

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MA (Hons)Full-time4 yearsSeptemberGBP 9250GBP 14200

About Languages (Interpreting and Translating) (French/British Sign Language), MA (Hons) - at Heriot-Watt University

Languages Interpreting and Translating (LINT) and Applied Languages and Translating (ALT) follow the same programme for the first three years. In both degrees two foreign or signed languages are studied to degree level. A compulsory placement year is spent abroad at two partner institutions, or for British Sign Language (BSL) students, an in-work placement in the UK signing community for one of the two semesters. Students with only one language at post-Higher/A-Level follow an accelerated intensive language course during Year 1 and join the mainstream language courses from Year 2. The degrees focus on practical language skills, communication studies, European studies and linguistics/ translation studies.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI).

Accredited by the National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD) for the purpose of fulfilling the educational requirements to become a Registered Sign Language Interpreter.

Employability

Work and study

This is what our MA (Hons) Languages (Interpreting and Translating) (French/British Sign Language) students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 65% are working
  • 30% are studying
  • 0% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 80% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £18000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £18000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Artistic, literary and media occupations
  • Managers, directors and senior officials
  • Teaching and educational professionals
  • Welfare professionals
  • Childcare and related personal services
  • Sales occupations
  • Customer service occupations

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternationalFeePaid by SAAS £9,250 £14,200

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

  • Heriot-Watt University Bursary (up to £3,100 per year)
  • Heriot-Watt Academic Scholarship (£1,000 per year)

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB including A in language(s) (over two sittings)
  • A-Levels BBB including B in language(s)
  • Int. Baccalaureate 30 points with at least 5 HL in the language(s) to be studied
  • HNC/HND Students who can demonstrate the required language skills will be considered

Additional information

  • Entry routes As our Languages programmes include a compulsory year abroad at Level 3, the normal entry route for all Languages programmes is to Level 1 of a four-year Honours programme. However, candidates with outstanding Advanced Highers or A-Level results may be considered on an individual basis.
  • Intermediate 2 / National 5 / GCSE English is required for all Languages programmes.
  • English language requirements Students who are non-native speakers of English will need to achieve either the IELTS test with 7.5 or the CPE with B. The second language may be studied from beginner's level or from a post-Standard Grade/GCSE level.
  • BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details

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