Research course

Translation Studies

University of Exeter · Modern Languages

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Entry requirements

Normally students will have proficiency in a second language in addition to English, a good UK Honours degree (2:1 Honours or international equivalent) and a Master’s degree with Merit or international equivalent in a related subject.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

Translation Studies is an exciting programme incorporating, and bridging, a number of disciplines, including linguistics, literary criticism and semiotics, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, and gender studies, media studies and multimodality, history, sociology, ethics, philosophy and rhetoric…and more. Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural by nature, Translation Studies appeals particularly to students with an interest in how language mediates between cultures and disciplines, and with an aim of learning about the professional aspects of the field.

Our MPhil/PhD in Translation Studies at Exeter provides an opportunity for you to study with leading academics who are specialists in this field. Our wide range of expertise offers postgraduates the possibility of preparing for research degrees in one or more areas. We attach particular importance to the quality of research supervision and training in research methodology and to the integration of our postgraduates into the Department’s academic and research community. Scholars of international repute are frequent visitors, as are renowned practitioners in the field.

Exeter is a portal to a rich variety of research resources in Translation Studies and offers access to unique archives in medieval and modern history, modern and contemporary literature and film. Dynamic partnerships with arts, culture and heritage organisations - British Museum, Historic England, London Film School, National Trust, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Tate Britain among many others - give our researchers access to a remarkable range of research collections and facilities.

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 7.0 with a minimum score of 6.5 in the writing component and all other sections no less than 6.0.


Overall score 100 with minimum scores of 25 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

65 with no less than 58 in all communicative skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,400 (full-time) £2,200 (part-time)
International students
£16,400 (full-time)

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1392 725306