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Business Translation and Interpreting MSc/PGDip

Business Translation and Interpreting MSc/PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Business Studies Interpreting Translation

Course type


Course Summary

Why this course?

The translation industry is on the rise and specialist translators are highly sought after.

The integration of business knowledge and translation/interpreting skills will give you a competitive edge in the job market, opening up a broader range of career opportunities.

Through the skill-focused and practical nature of the course, you'll gain invaluable industry experience and proficiency in translation and interpreting, which will potentially enhance your employability.

Our lecturers have a wide range of practical and research experience in translation and interpreting.

The practical translation and interpreting sessions will include industry-based tasks.

Glasgow is the economic centre of Scotland, where you can expect to experience a rich cultural and social life.

Students will also achieve PgDip exit awards during this course.


Assessment will be delivered through written assignments, practical interpreting scenarios, practical translation tasks, team and/or individual projects.


Students gain professional proficiency in translation and liaison interpreting, specialising in business and commerce, which will open up a broad array of potential career paths from within the translation industry to global commerce and media.

Job titles from both the public and private sectors could include, but not necessarily be restricted to:

  • translator
  • interpreter
  • technical writer
  • international communication specialist (in advertising, marketing, media, and public affairs)
  • educator
  • administrator

Equipped with new business skills, you could also work freelance or establish your own translation and interpreting agency or business. This MSc is also a stepping-stone to pursue a PhD in the field of translation and/or interpreting.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This is semester 1 module. You get to know contemporary translation theory relating to business translation and interpreting and be able to critically evaluate the appropriateness and acceptability of your own and others translations and interpretations.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Preferably a first or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent. Academic backgrounds need not be English or translation, however, knowledge in business and economics is desirable. Individual cases will be considered on their own merits, such as qualifications and past work experiences.

University information

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