Research course

Translation Studies

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Arts
Qualifications
PhDMLitt by researchMPhil

Entry requirements

Our regular standard of admission is at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1), although candidates will usually also have completed or be undertaking a Masters qualification.

Research proposal

Candidates are required to provide a single page outline of the research subject proposed (approximately 1000 words). This need not be a final thesis proposal but should include:
  • a straightforward, descriptive, and informative title
  • the question that your research will address
  • an account of why this question is important and worth investigating
  • an assessment of how your own research will engage with recent study in the subject
  • a brief account of the methodology and approach you will take
  • a discussion of the primary sources that your research will draw upon, including printed books, manuscripts, archives, libraries, or museums
  • an indicative bibliography of secondary sources that you have already consulted and/or are planning to consult

Your application, including your references and research proposal, will be passed to members of staff whose expertise and research interests most closely match the area of your proposed study.

Months of entry

Anytime

Course content

Translation Studies research is rapidly expanding. We host a strong postgraduate community and discipline-specific networks and offer a stimulating research seminar programme, extensive library resources, wide-ranging expertise in the field and the opportunity for interdisciplinary supervision.

Translation Studies research in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures is wide-ranging with students and staff working in fields from literary through to audiovisual translation across a broad range of languages. These include:

  • Catalan
  • Czech
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Mandarin
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Further languages such as Ancient Greek, Latin, Medieval Latin, Gaelic, Early Gaelic, Medieval Welsh, and Irish are also offered in other Schools.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

7.0 with no sub-test under 6.5.

Tests must have been taken within 4 years 5 months of start date. Combined scores from two tests taken within 6 months of each other can be considered.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MLitt by research
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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