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Translation Studies PhD (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

Translation Studies PhD (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

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Full time | University of Birmingham | 3 years | JAN-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

JAN-23

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Translation

Course type

Research

Course Summary

This programme offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in the field of Translation Studies and be part of a stimulating research culture within the Department of Modern Languages.

Research strengths include: literary translation and reception; translation history; translation stylistics; corpus-based translation studies; translation and language change; adaptation; gender issues in translation; news translation; collaborative and self-translation; intercultural pragmatics; interpreting studies.

Why Study this Course?

World-leading research: In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results, 75% of research at the University of Birmingham for Modern Languages and Linguistics was judged to be ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’
Employability skills: Birmingham’s Modern Languages postgraduates develop excellent communication skills, while cultural awareness and foreign language skills are highly sought after by employers. Postgraduates in Modern Languages also have a range of transferable skills including the ability to gather and interpret information, organisational skills and the ability to work well with others
Community: We have a lively programme of translation-related events at Birmingham, and we also have strong connections to the international translation community. We are a corporate member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting. Our staff are active members of the European Society for Translation Studies and the International Association of Translation and Interpreting and we are also a partner in the ARTIS initiative (Advancing Research in Translation & Interpreting) and IPCITI (International Postgraduate Conference in Translation and Interpreting). We have hosted an annual Translation Studies Research Forum featuring a guest lecture by a distinguished scholar and there continues to be a lively programme of translation-related events.

Employability

Your degree will provide excellent preparation for your future career, but this can also be enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University and the College of Arts and Law.

The University's Careers Network provides expert guidance and activities especially for postgraduates, which will help you achieve your career goals. The College of Arts and Law also has a dedicated careers and employability team who offer tailored advice and a programme of College-specific careers events.

You will be encouraged to make the most of your postgraduate experience and will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive one-to-one careers advice, including guidance on your job applications, writing your CV and improving your interview technique, whether you are looking for a career inside or outside of academia
  • Meet employers face-to-face at on-campus recruitment fairs and employer presentations
  • Attend an annual programme of careers fairs, skills workshops and conferences, including bespoke events for postgraduates in the College of Arts and Law
  • Take part in a range of activities to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to potential employers and enhance your CV

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

4,565

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

19,800

Entry requirements

Applicants for a PhD will also need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent), usually in a relevant area.