Our new MSc Translating for Business programme is aimed at those looking to develop their language communications skills in a business context.
The programme allows you to develop language, communication and translation skills specific to a business context in English plus your choice of one or two other languages from French, German and Spanish.
With a broad range of optional courses in professionally relevant subjects you can tailor your programme to your interests and professional needs.
In the practical translating and interpreting courses students opt for one of two 'strands', corresponding to their chosen languages:
Study of English + one other language from French, German or Spanish. Students work in both directions between the two languages chosen.
Study of English + two foreign languages from French, German, Spanish, Arabic or Chinese. Students on this strand work from the two chosen languages into English.
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.
Programme durationMode of StudyMScPG DiplomaFull-time12 months9 monthsPart-time24 month21 months
Heriot-Watt University is a member of Conférence Internationale permanente d'Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interprètes (CIUTI) which is an international association of university institutes with translation and interpretation programmes. CIUTI is dedicated to excellence in the training and research of both translation and interpretation. Membership of CIUTI requires fulfilment of strict quality criteria and is a distinct seal of quality.