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Applied Languages & Translating: French/German MA (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

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  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Heriot-Watt University has been teaching languages for a professional purpose for over 50 years. We were ranked as the Number 1 University in Scotland for Modern Languages in the National Student Survey 2018 with the highest overall student satisfaction. We also gained the highest ranking in Scotland for employability from Modern Languages in the Guardian University Rankings 2019.MA (Hons) Applied Languages and Translating allows you to study French and German to degree level and spend a year abroad on placement at two of Heriot-Watt University's partner universities, immersed in French and German languages and cultures.This degree focuses on practical language skills, communication studies, European studies and linguistics/ translation studies. You will be introduced to interpreting in state-of-the-art booths which mirror the United Nations and European Parliament and learn translation skills in language labs with professional-standard CAT tools.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. In Year 3 you study abroad, immersed in your chosen languages and cultures and in Year 4 you are given flexibility to tailor your studies to your personal interest and strengths. **Accreditation**The Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies is a member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI).We are also official higher education partner of the Chartered Institute of Linguists – a professional body that maintains the highest standards for practising interpreters and translators: Chartered Institute of LinguistsIn addition, we are founding members of CIUTI, the world’s oldest and most prestigious international association of universities who train interpreters and translators: CIUTI

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 15,080per year

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 49 5

    24th out of 36 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    177 81%

    9th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    40th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    35th

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    177 88%

    7th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    27th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    25th

    5

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