Research course

Translating and Interpreting

Newcastle University · School of Modern Languages

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and usually a good master's degree in a subject related to one of the discipline areas covered by the School of Modern Languages. You are required to attend an interview, which may be conducted via Skype if necessary.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

In today's globalised world, translating and interpreting has an ever-growing role. Our main research purpose is to find out more about how it works - from professional, language and cultural perspectives. We invite research proposals in fields such as linguistics and literature, culture, identity and professional studies, psychology and philosophy.
We offer expert supervision in the areas of:
  • Interpreting (Dr Chen, Dr Jin, Dr Wu, Dr Du)
  • Psycholinguistics of interpreting and translating (Dr Jin, Dr Lin)
  • Sociolinguistics, discourse analysis in translation and interpreting (Dr Du, Dr Hall)
  • Linguistic diversity and social justice (Dr Du)
  • Translating literature (Prof Jones, Dr Henry-Tierney, Dr Lin)
  • Translation and culture (Dr Chen, Prof Jones, Dr Lin)
  • Translation and ethics, ideology, and power (Prof Jones, Dr Lin)
  • Translation products, processes and strategies (Dr Chen, Dr Jin, Prof Jones, Dr Lin)
  • Translator and interpreter training and assessment (Dr Chen, Dr Wu)
  • Reflective/autonomous learning and educational psychology (Dr Chen, Dr Wu)
  • Audiovisual translation studies (Dr Chen, Dr Henry-Tierney)
  • Legal translation and legal and medical interpreting (Dr Du)
  • Migration and multilingualism (Dr Du).

We can offer support for projects involving English plus the following languages:

  • Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian
  • Catalan
  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Quechua
  • Spanish.

Further information on staff specialisms can be found on the School of Modern Languages website.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 8 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Modern Languages
+44 (0) 191 208 5867