Heriot-Watt University

Applied Languages and Translating (Spanish/British Sign Language) MA (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University
In Currie

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Currie (Scotland)
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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Currie (Scotland)
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Home Undergraduate Languages and Intercultural Studies Applied Languages and Translating (Spanish/British Sign Language) MA (Hons)Applied Languages and Translating (Spanish/British Sign Language) MA (Hons) How to apply »UCAS codeQ192QualificationMA (Hons)DurationUp to 4 yearsStudy locationEdinburghDelivery typeFull-timeOverviewProgramme contentEmployabilityEntry requirementsFees & scholarshipsOverviewApplied Languages and Translating (ALT) and Languages Interpreting and Translating (LINT) follow the same programme for the first three years. In both degrees two foreign or signed languages are studied to degree level. A compulsory placement year is spent abroad at two partner institutions, or for British Sign Language (BSL) students, an in-work placement in the UK signing community for one of the two semesters. 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. The degrees focus on practical language skills, communication studies, European studies and linguistics/ translation studies. Students with only one language at post-Higher/A-Level follow an accelerated intensive language course during Level 1 and join the mainstream language courses from Level 2.AccreditationAccredited by the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI). Accredited by the National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD) for the purpose of fulfilling the educational requirements to become a Registered Sign Language Interpreter.  Show key dataProgramme contentYear 1 Students take two courses in each of their languages (including translation, spoken/signed classes, aural/BSL comprehension and writing in the foreign language/BSL production); a Modern History and Culture course; a linguistics course and two optional courses. BSL students and those students doing an intensive course in their second...

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Currie (Midlothian/Edinburghshire)
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Edinburgh Campus, Riccarton, EH14 4AS

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What you'll learn on the course

IT
BSL
Sign language
Translation
Interpreting
Communication Training
Production
Writing
Modern History

Course programme

Year 1

Students take two courses in each of their languages (including translation, spoken/signed classes, aural/BSL comprehension and writing in the foreign language/BSL production); a Modern History and Culture course; a linguistics course and two optional courses. BSL students and those students doing an intensive course in their second language do not take the optional courses.

Learning and teaching
  • Scheduled learning: 25%
  • Independent study: 75%
Assessment
  • Written: 31%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 69%

Year 2

Language studies in each language (including Translation, Liaison and Conference Interpreting); Society and Institutions in Contemporary Europe; Linguistics and an additional optional subject throughout the year. BSL students undertake further language sessions instead of optional subjects.

Learning and teaching
  • Scheduled learning: 25%
  • Independent study: 75%
Assessment
  • Written: 23%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 77%

Additional information

OverviewApplied Languages and Translating (ALT) and Languages Interpreting and Translating (LINT) follow the same programme for the first three years. In both degrees two foreign or signed languages are studied to degree level. A compulsory placement year is spent abroad at two partner institutions, or for British Sign Language (BSL) students, an in-work placement in the UK signing community for one of the two semesters. 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...

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