Arabic-English Translation and Computer-Assisted Translation Tools MSc/Diploma
- Delivery: Full Time, Part Time, Per course
- Programme type: Taught Programme
- Study location: Edinburgh
- Entry date: September
The programme is offered full-time and is designed to provide students with the specialist training required to work as a professional translator in a variety of professional contexts. Students work in both directions between Arabic and English and follow core subjects.
Students benefit from excellent facilities for translating including a range of state-of-the-art Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) software packages, digital resources for translating and interpreting as well as student-centred study facilities.
One -year programme
MSc - 12 months full-time; PGDip - 9 months full-time
Two-year programme (with Integrated English)
MSc - 24 months full-time; PGDip - 21 months full-time
Students work in both directions between Arabic and English and follow core subjects covering:
- Computer-Assisted Translation Tools
- Localisation and Technical Writing
- Translation and Interpreting Studies
- International Politics and Organisations
- MSc Dissertation.
In addition students choose an optional subject in each semester. Students have the possibility to take a new language from scratch or to choose from a range of subjects offered, including specialised translating and interpreting options (e.g. Liaison and Public Service Interpreting, Subtitling).
1. Native / near-native command of English plus native / near-native command of Arabic
2. Good degree or equivalent in a relevant language subject.
Non-native speakers of English must provide evidence of their English language ability. This must be IELTS 7.0, or equivalent, with no element below 6.5.
All suitable applicants will be interviewed via Skype or telephone.
Applicants who do not have a sufficient level of intercultural skills or sufficient experience in academic writing in the British context may be admitted to the two-year programme, in which the first year is spent studying academic English and background courses for interpreting and translating.
|Scotland / Non-UK EU||£6210||£3430||£860|
|Scotland / Non-UK EU||£13500||£7020||£1770|
* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.
Additional fee information
The fees shown above are for September 2014 entry.
Scholarships & bursaries
Alumni Scholarship Scheme
Carnegie-Cameron Taught Postgraduate Bursaries
Applicants must be Scottish by birth, have at least one parent born in Scotland or have been continuously resident in Scotland for a period of three years for the purpose of secondary or tertiary education.
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
International (Commonwealth citizens)
Department for International Development (DFID) Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme
East Lothian Educational Trust
Applicants must be a resident of the old county of East Lothian (ie excluding Musselburgh, Wallyford and Whitecraig.)
Esmee Fairbairn Scholarship
Ian Rushbrook Scholarship
MSc Investment Management students only
Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust
Restricted to residents of the UK who are a son, daughter, spouse, widow or widower of a commercial traveller, chemist or grocer.
Local Education Authority Awards
Part-time Fee Grant (SAAS)
See SAAS residence conditions.
Postgraduate Student Allowance Scheme (SAAS)
EU and UK applicants who meet the SAAS criteria on eligible courses
Remission of Fees (families of staff)
Spouses/civil partners and children of members of staff, also retired members of staff of the University
Royal Caledonian Schools Trust
Applicants must be of Scots parentage (conditions apply - see below)
SML International Merit Scholarship
Scotland's Saltire Scholarships
Citizens of Canada, the People's Republic of China, India or USA (2 awards for each country)
Employees of Heriot-Watt University
The Consumer Affairs UK Scholarship Programme
All currently enrolled students
Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme
Available for specified MSc programmes only and for nationals of specified countries.
West Lothian Educational Trust
Individuals must have originated in West Lothian or have lived there for the last 3 years.