M.Sc. On Campus

Translating and Interpreting Studies

12 months
22400 GBP/year
10600 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Master a set of marketable skills to a professional standard with the flexible Translating and Interpreting Studies programme of the University of Aberdeen which offers to develop your understanding and application of translation and interpreting theories and techniques as well as equips you with expertise in conference and public service interpreting.


At a Glance

The Translating and Interpreting Studies programme of the University of Aberdeen aims to build on students' existing language skills transforming strong linguists into highly employable translators and interpreters, providing the extensive professional skills required to meet the needs of the translation and interpreting industry.

Students will be given the opportunity to work with Mandarin, from and into English, whilst specialising in translation and interpreting, opening the way to specific careers such as conference and public service interpreting, professional in-house or freelance translators and interpreters. The programme strengthens your linguistic skill set giving you exciting opportunities to work in sectors including education, marketing and business.


Graduates can begin their careers in translation and interpreting working for UN agencies, international organisations, translation agencies in the UK and abroad, industry, academia. The Programme also provides students with specialist training in interpreting for those wishing to pursue careers in conference and public service interpreting.

Other graduates pursue work in other fields such as international business, marketing, publishing.

  • Professional Translators and Interpreters (Freelance, In-House)
  • Project Managers
  • Subtitlers
  • Editors
  • Revisers
  • Proofreaders
  • Terminologists

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language-Specific Translation Portfolio
  • Key Concepts and Methods in translation studies
  • Conference Interpreting
  • Public Service Interpreting
  • Literary Translation
  • Additional Language-Specific Translation Portfolio

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

Get your student insurance now

Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at University of Aberdeen and/or in United Kingdom, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates are required to have a First or Upper Second class honours degree or its overseas equivalent in one of the languages offered in the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture, or a 2.2 with professional experience in interpreting (candidates with substantial experience as a professional interpreter but no degree will also be considered)
  • Students need to have a very good command of the two languages (Chinese and English) that they will be using to acquire their interpreting skills. In the case of English, students must be able to demonstrate English language competence at IELTS 6.5. level (or equivalent), preferably having in Listening and Speaking 6.0
  • English Language Requirements
  • Degree Transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • A reference letter from your university discussing your academic ability

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    22400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10600 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Aberdeen

729 - 1069 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Translating and Interpreting Studies
University of Aberdeen


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!