Bachelor's degree: 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in Languages
Master's degree: a good Masters degree in Languages
We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.
As part of your application you will also need to provide a viable research proposal. Guidance for writing a research proposal can be found here.
Months of entry
We warmly welcome enquiries from appropriately qualified applicants who are keen to register for doctoral research in any of the areas covered by our staff expertise in Translation and related areas (including comparatist projects). Our language specialisms are Chinese, French, German, and Spanish.
Whilst the programme is predominantly research based, you will be supported with access to a selection of taught courses providing skills in many areas of research, including the core module, ‘Research Skills for Modern Linguists’. This provision provides the opportunity to extend your knowledge beyond the focus of your thesis, and includes the opportunity to develop skills to support your career development.
PhD students in the Department of Languages and Cultures are supported by two supervisors and are fully integrated into the research culture of the Department. You will be expected to attend and present your work at postgraduate work-in-progress seminars, and will have representation on relevant departmental committees.
Information for international students
We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.
If your score is below our requirements, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.
Fees and funding
Learn more at our fees and funding page.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time36 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Language and Culture Postgraduate Admissions
- +44 (0)1524 592661