About This Course
The School of Modern Languages offers the possibility to do a PhD/MPhil by Practice in Translation Studies (three years full-time; six years part-time). This programme requires completion of an extended translation from or into one of the language specialisms of SML, accompanied by a critical/theoretical commentary. The School has a long tradition of excellent postgraduate student support. Depending on the chosen research area, students will be assigned one or two supervisors and are guaranteed full access to computing facilities (including translation memory software), library provision and all School resources including the film library. There is a dedicated postgraduate study area within the School which students are encouraged to use as often as they can.
Our academic staff in Translation Studies can offer MPhil/PhD supervision on the following language specialisms: Welsh, Italian, German, Spanish, Galician, French, Catalan and Chinese (Mandarin). Areas of Translation Studies where we have specific expertise include:
- Welsh Translation Studies
- Translation and Chinese Studies
- Translation and ideology
- Translation pedagogy
- Corpus-aided discourse analysis
- Critical theory in translation
- Gender studies and translation
- Translation and creative writing
Co-supervision of comparative topics within the School can also be offered.
PhD by Practice in Translation Studies successfully completed in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures include:
- (2014) Maria Cristina Seccia: ‘Translating Caterina Edwards’ The Lion’s Mouth into Italian: An example of Cultural Translation in Practice’. Co-supervised by Dr Laura Rorato and Dr Helena Miguélez-Carballeira.
Applicants should normally have a first or upper second class honours undergraduate degree and a Masters degree in a relevant subject.
Non-native speakers of English will normally be required to have IELTS 6.5 or above (no element below 6.0). Applications are always considered individually, and applicants are also judged on their individual merits, work experience and other relevant qualifications.
Students with an overall score of 5.5 on the IELTS can take a summer pre-sessional course in the University’s English Language Centre for Overseas Students (ELCOS).