Research course

Translation and Interpreting

Institution
Heriot-Watt University · School of Management and Languages
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Good honours degree plus evidence of research potential

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

A particular strength is our translation and interpreting research, which is based in the internationally recognised Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies in Scotland (CTISS). The Centre provides a focus for research into the socio-professional use of language in multilingual environments. Its aims include investigation of the nature of the process of translating/interpreting and the construction of social communication, dissemination of research and the promotion of awareness of issues relating to the profession and to the training of interpreters and translators.

The CTISS brings together staff and postgraduate research in our core areas of translation studies, interdisciplinary social communication studies and discourse linguistics. A belief that understanding of textual strategies (genres, discourses, texts) is central to the discourse processes involved in translating and interpreting is a unifying theme of much of the work done in CTISS.

In addition to core research in translating and interpreting processes, the Centre also carries out research on contrastive textology and social communication science.

Department specialisms

Translation and interpreting, the politics and cultures of European and international societies, second language acquisition.

Information for international students

For IELTS: the minimum overall IELTS score is 6.5 with no score lower than 6.0 in Reading, Writing, speaking and Listening.

Further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa/knowledge-of-english.

Fees and funding

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.

View our full range of postgraduate research scholarships.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
48 months

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Caroline A Murray
Email
pgrsas@sml.hw.ac.uk
Phone
0131 451 4454