Entry requirements

A UK Master's degree in a relevant discipline, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry


Course content

Research students undertake original research leading to the submission of a thesis. They work under the supervision of a Principal and a Secondary Supervisor. They do not normally attend taught courses but follow a tailor-made programme of skills training and personal development courses. To be admitted as a research student you need a Master’s degree with a good grade in a relevant subject. All research students at UCL initially register as MPhil students and, provided they have made satisfactory progress, can upgrade to PhD status after a year (or two years for part-time students). Full-time PhD study normally takes a minimum of three years, part-time study a minimum of five years.

Department specialisms

Translation theory, translation in and from European languages, and literary translation.

Information for international students

See website for details.

Fees and funding

Funding opportunities

available for students taking research programmes are available.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Study Information Centre
020 7679 3000