PhDs in Journalism & Media

Translation & Interpreting

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Translation and interpreting involves converting the meaning of written or spoken content from one language to another. While translation deals with written materials, interpreting refers to oral translation or through sign language. Professionals in the field have advanced knowledge of the languages used, but they also need to understand properly the subject matter of the translation.

Translators work with various documents including literary texts, web copy, reports, legal papers, instructional guides, brochures and more. Interpreters facilitate communication in different contexts such as international conferences and events, business meetings, video seminars, or criminal justice proceedings.

Interpreting and translation relates to disciplines such as language studies, linguistics, comparative literature and cultural studies. Professionals often have to work with other diverse areas, depending on the subject area of the material they are required to translate or interpret.

Universities usually offer a study programmes focusing on one central language paired with English. There are also various specialisations within the field including literary translation, conference and community interpreting, intercultural service in healthcare, multilingual organisational communication or interpreting and translation for international business.

Example roles for future translators and interpreters include editors and proof-writers, language analysts, and also translators and interpreters in specific fields such as business, law, medicine or public services.

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Ph.D. Translation

The Department of Languages, Translation and Communication boasts a dynamic research and teaching environment which has already won attention and funding from outside bodies such as the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Wellcome Trust and the EU.

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PhD, MPhil Translation Studies

The School of Modern Languages offers the possibility to do a PhD/MPhil in Translation Studies (three years full-time; six years part-time). The Translation Studies programme is offered at Bangor University.

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PhD, MPhil Translation Studies By Practice

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). The Translation Studies By Practice programme is offered at Bangor University.

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Ph.D. Translation

Translation is part of the Modern Languages research cluster, which provides a vibrant environment for both disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship. Recognised as a centre of excellence for research into the languages, literatures, histories, linguistics, visual cultures, and cultural identities of Europe and beyond, the cluster is founded on a dynamic and forward-looking research ethos. 

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