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Translation Studies


Find out about the research opportunities in Translation Studies

Why Study Translation Studies?

At Bangor you will find a lively and expanding postgraduate research community and will be part of a close-knit and supportive learning environment.

Our Translation Studies programme offers you 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 specialism within the fields of translation studies and minority cultures and languages also provide for a research culture which is particularly suited to the bilingual community of north Wales.

As a Translation Studies research student you will normally be assigned two supervisors and are guaranteed full access to computing facilities (including translation memory software).

This programme of study will normally combine a completed translation of a critical/creative piece of work plus a dissertation, including both a critical analysis/commentary of the translation and its context and a critical piece engaging with Translation Studies which stands as a contribution to the field.

Career Opportunities in Translation Studies

Successful completion of a PhD or MPhil enhances employment prospects and opens-up opportunities in a broad range of areas, including higher education, translating, cultural policy and management, the media, journalism, the publishing sector, national and international businesses.

Our Research in Translation Studies

Our international profile is derived from the dynamic work of academic and research staff, who have built major individual and collaborative projects in the histories, cultures and politics of the Francophone, Hispanic, German and Italian-speaking worlds, with a growing specialism in Translation Studies and Chinese Studies.

We are ranked 13th in the UK for Research (2014 REF). Collaborative projects across the different language areas provide for a vibrant and cross-disciplinary research culture which feeds directly into postgraduate teaching.

We have particular strengths in postcolonial approaches to Francophone and Iberian Cultures, the politics of memory and memorialisation, travel writing, Catalan and Galician Studies, Italian organised crime, translation, power and critical discourse, film and national identities, popular culture and comics, material cultures and material texts, visual cultures and contemporary art. Cross-disciplinary research expertise is particularly strong in the fields of memory studies, minority languages and cultures, travel studies, urban cultural studies, cultural transfer, and translation and socio-political change.

The Centre for Galician Studies in Wales is just one example of language research at Bangor University. A world-leading research-led centre in its field, it’s aim is to promote and consolidate Galician studies research and teaching in Wales, the UK and internationally, taking advantage of Bangor University’s prominent position in the field of Iberian Studies and Bangor University’s internationally renowned reputation as a research centre in minority languages and cultures, Celtic studies and bilingualism.

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