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MSc Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting

MSc Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting

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Full time | Edinburgh Campus | 1 year | SEP-23

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Interpreting Chinese Languages Translation English Language

Course type


Course Summary

Heriot-Watt University's Masters degree in Interpreting and Translating is the most established in Scotland and this programme allows those with proficient ability in Chinese and English to develop professional translation and interpreting skills.

MSc Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting

MSc Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting is a twin-focus masters degree which will prepare you for an exciting, international career as a professional translator and interpreter from Chinese-English and vice-versa.

This specialist programme develops a necessary balance of theoretical knowledge and professional language skills, with options to study intercultural communication or international politics and organisations alongside your translation and interpreting courses.

Professional skills

Studying MSc Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting at Heriot-Watt University will give you access to our excellent facilities, which include professional-standard translation and interpreting labs.

You will be taught by professional interpreters and translators and your learning will focus on developing a professional expertise in areas such as:

  • Technical and scientific translation
  • Subtitling and audio-visual translation
  • Use of Computer Aided Translation tools
  • Sight translation
  • Simultaneous interpreting
  • Consecutive interpreting and note taking

You will develop these skills to a proficient standard and learn about the different approaches and skillsets required from interpreters when working in distinct professional contexts such as healthcare, court and legal, educational and conference interpreting.


Skills for Interpreting - Core
Introduction to the Translation and Interpreting Professions - Core
Translation Practice II - Core
Conference Interpreting - Core
Research Methods - Core
Translation Practice I - Core
Translation and Interpreting Studies - Core
Dissertation in Chinese-English Translating and Interpreting

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Native/near-native command of English plus native/near-native command of Chinese. A good degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.