MPhil - An upper second-class degree or international equivalent.
Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of your readiness to pursue a research degree.
PhD - A master's qualification, or be working towards a master's qualification, or international equivalent. Applicants without a master's qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis, provided they hold a first-class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent). Applicants with a non-traditional background may be considered provided they can demonstrate substantial equivalent and relevant experience that has prepared them to undertake their proposed course of study.
Months of entry
The School of Modern Languages has broad expertise in literary translation and translation history, including the middle ages, the early modern period, and the 19th and 20th centuries. Particular research strengths in translation studies include audiovisual translation, especially subtitling and games localization; translation technologies, especially machine translation and post-editing; translation history; literary translation, including poetry, drama, fiction, practice-oriented research; censorship in translation. Languages include Catalan, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
The school's translation activities benefit from extensive collaborations with outside institutions and networks. The current subject lead for translation, Dr Carol O'Sullivan, is a former board member of the European Society for Translation Studies, a member of the steering group of Advancing Research in Translation and Interpreting Studies (ARTIS) and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Translation Studies. The Penguin Archive, housed at the University, offers an important resource for research in translation publishing.
We welcome applications from students wishing to pursue tailor-made research to master's or doctoral level in any of the above areas. Our postgraduates are fully integrated in a professionally and personally supportive departmental community. We encourage you to attend and give papers at school and University research events, as well as national and international conferences. Funding is available to support field work and participation in external events. We support you in developing a full range of academic skills, including teaching.
Research facilities foster interdisciplinary collaboration between all departments through research seminars and other events, and include the Multimedia Centre: a specialist language centre comprising a language laboratory, media suite, a library of foreign films, newspapers and magazines, and an 18-seat screening room.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Team