Research course

Translation Studies (Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling)

University of Essex · Department of Language and Linguistics

Entry requirements

We will consider all applicants with 2:2 or above, or equivalent international qualifications. For some courses, there may be additional requirements which can be found on our website.

Months of entry


Course content

Translation and Interpreting is becoming an increasingly important area of expertise as global communication expands, and there is a need for highly skilled experts in many areas including the further development of translation software, automated translation, software and videogame localization, intercultural product development, communication consultancy, policy making, intercultural studies, comparative cultural studies/history, public service interpreting, among others. Completing a PhD in Translation Studies (Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling) will put you in a position to contribute substantially to the development of the field. For example, your PhD project might assess some aspect of Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling and come up with recommendations that might lead to an improvement of teaching strategy, of working strategy, or of the underpinning technology. We also offer an MPhil in this subject. Please note, part-time research study is also available.

Information for international students

Entry requirements - You can find international entry requirements for most countries on our webpage If your country is not listed, please contact Postgraduate Admissions at

Pre-sessional English Language courses -
If you need to improve your English language skills before joining your main degree course, we offer pre-sessional English courses on our campuses in partnership with Kaplan International Pathways. To learn more, please visit

Funding -
You can explore scholarship opportunities for your country at or view our university-wide scholarships at

Fees and funding

There are a wide range of funding options for postgraduate study, including scholarships, bursaries and alumni discounts. You can check your eligibility at

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions