Modern Languages and Translation Studies PhD and MPhil
|How to Apply|
Make sure we offer PhD/MPhil supervision in the area in which you want to work - search our staff research interests below.
Draft a research proposal that tells us what you want to research, how you intend to do it, and why it is worth doing
You must also provide contact details for two academic (not personal) referees who can comment on your suitability for the research degree programme
|4.||Submit your online application|
Our School of Modern Languages is a small, vibrant research community that offers opportunities for advanced study in a wide range of areas through taught and research postgraduate programmes.
|Our Research Degrees|
The School of Modern Languages offers supervision for the degrees of:
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Full-Time and Part-Time
- Master of Philosophy (MPhil) - Full-Time and Part-Time
|Supervision and Research Areas|
We offer PhD and MPhil supervision in areas compatible with the research interests of our academic staff including:
- French and Francophone Studies
- Italian Studies
- Spanish and Latin American Studies
- Translation and Interpreting Studies
- 20th/21st Century Literature and Cultural Studies
- Film Studies, Photography and Visual Culture
- Spatial Practices and Diaspora
- Gender and Sexuality Studies
Interested in a different research area?
It is important that the area you want to work in is broadly compatible with our research interests - otherwise we may not be able to accept your application.
However, please do not feel we will not be interested if there is not an exact match. It is sometimes possible to be flexible, so please contact us.
|Entry Requirements and Fees|
Applicants must hold a UK undergraduate (Bachelors) degree with at least first class or upper second class honours or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas institution.
Tuition fees vary according to the applicant's fee status (UK, EU, or international) and the mode of study (full-time or part-time).
|Studentships and Funding|
Funded PhD studentships and other funding opportunities are advertised as they become available.
PhD students complete an independent research project under the guidance of a supervisory team. The research is normally completed over a maximum period of 3.0-3.5 years (full-time) or 6.0-6.5 years (part-time).
A fourth year (full-time) or seventh year (part-time) or the remaining part of this can be used to prepare the thesis for examination. The thesis should not normally exceed 80,000 words and must make an original contribution to knowledge and contain work of publishable quality. The thesis must then be defended in a viva voce (oral) examination before a degree can be awarded.
There is no work placement attached to the PhD.
Career prospects following completion of the Translation Studies PhD can include University Teachers/academics, freelance translators, government officers and editors.