Research course

Interpreting

Institution
Queen's University Belfast · School of Modern Languages
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School.

PhD, MPhil

Months of entry

September

Course content

Interpreting is part of the Modern Languages research cluster, which provides a vibrant environment for both disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship. Recognised as a centre of excellence for research into the languages, literatures, histories, linguistics, visual cultures, and cultural identities of Europe and beyond, the cluster is founded on a dynamic and forward-looking research ethos. Interpreting is a new field of research that is expanding dynamically. We welcome innovative research proposals investigating the role of the interpreter in the complex network of requirements, expectations, and perceptions; interpreter training; interpreting as a profession; community interpreting; court interpreting; and sign language interpreting.

Research Strengths

Staff have an established research profile across the spectrum of fields within Interpreting.

Prominent areas include:

  • Community and public service interpreting
  • Court and legal interpreting
  • Diplomatic interpreting
  • Ethics of interpreting
  • Interpreting for business
  • Sign language interpreting
  • Audio description and touch tours
  • Media accessibility

We also have a strong record in supervising interdisciplinary theses with other Schools in the University.

Information for international students

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

Additional Information for International Students

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.

*Taken within the last 2 years.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

Fees and funding

Applicants should refer to the relevant School's website for information. Details may be found at here.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Piotr Blumczynski
Email
p.blumczynski@qub.ac.uk
Phone
028 9097 3860