Research course

Translation Studies

Aston University · School of Languages and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A very good university degree in relevant subject, preferably completion of a postgraduate programme

Months of entry


Course content

Research degrees (MPhil or PhD) are conducted within four stages, with the criteria for each requiring satisfactory completion before progression to the next stage:

  • Initial agreement on the academic suitability of the candidate and the relevance of the proposed general area of study;
  • Submission of a detailed research proposal (typically 8 to 12 pages);
  • A qualifying report;
  • The thesis itself.

Department specialisms

translation competence; translation and politics; translation and advertising; translation and ethnography; cultural functions of translation; metaphor and translation

Information for international students

Very good knowledge of English required. Non-native speakers of English should have either a score of 600 in TOEFL or 6.5 in IELTS

Fees and funding

Candidates will be able to apply for AHRB funding and may also be eligible to apply for school and university awards if available.

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Mary Bodfish
0121 204 3752