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Translating for Business, M.Sc.

Translating for Business, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Our new MSc Translating for Business programme is aimed at those looking to develop their language communications skills in a business context.

The programme allows you to develop language, communication and translation skills specific to a business context in English plus your choice of one or two other languages from French, German and Spanish.

With a broad range of optional courses in professionally relevant subjects you can tailor your programme to your interests and professional needs.

Language combinations

In the practical translating and interpreting courses students opt for one of two ‘strands’, corresponding to their chosen languages:

Strand A

Study of English + one other language from French, German or Spanish. Students work in both directions between the two languages chosen.

Strand B

Study of English + two foreign languages from French, German, Spanish, Arabic or Chinese. Students on this strand work from the two chosen languages into English.

Facilities

Students benefit from excellent facilities for interpreting and translating, including state-of-the-art interpreting and language laboratories, digital resources for interpreting, and a range of Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) software packages.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Translation Practice 
  • (English plus one or two from French, German, Spanish)
  • Business Communication
  • Cross-cultural Perspectives on Society
  • Global Heritage
  • Intercultural Communication in the Workplace
  • International Business
  • International Politics
  • Translation Technologies
  • Beginner language courses in French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, British Sign Language, Gaelic
  • (English plus one or two from French, German, Spanish)
  • Research in International Business Communication
  • Intercultural Perspectives on Sustainable Development
  • Liaison Interpreting for Business
  • Localisation & Technical Writing
  • Project Management
  • Subtitling
  • Beginner language courses in French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, British Sign Language, Gaelic

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

    StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

Strand A
  • Native / near-native command of English plus native / near-native command of French, German, or Spanish
  • Good degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.
Strand B
  • Native / near-native command of English plus an excellent command of two from French, German, Spanish, Arabic or Chinese.
  • Good degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15120 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15120 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    6960 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6960 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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