Research course

Translation Studies

Bangor University · School of Modern Languages

Entry requirements

We would normally expect students starting a PhD or MPhil to hold a first class or a good second-class degree in Modern Languages,though concessions may be made on an individual basis for students from abroad or for practising translators who have already published a substantial body of work. In many cases PhD and MPhil applicants have studied to MA level, though this is not compulsory. We are able to accept students on a distance-learning basis, but they should have already acquired the skills taught in the introductory seminars, or should make arrangements to attend equivalent seminars.

Months of entry


Course content

A PhD/MPhil by Practice in Translation Studies would combine a completed translation of a critical/creative work plus a dissertation including 1) a critical analysis/commentary of the translation and its context and 2) critical piece engaging with Translation Studies which stands as a contribution to the field. Language-specific supervision for this PhD programme will be in accordance with staff provision in SML.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English are expected to have achieved a TOEFL score of at least 600, with a TWE (written score) of 4; or an IELTS score of at least 7+.

Fees and funding

The School offers international scholarships as well as fee remission scholarships for MA/PhD study each year.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Dr Jordi Cornellà-Detrell
01248 382130