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Translation and Intercultural Studies, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (QS) ,
The Centre for Translation and Intercultural has the largest concentration of translation studies specialists in the country. It attracts visiting scholars and postgraduate students from a wide range of countries and backgrounds.

About

By collaborating with experts elsewhere in SLLC, in fields such as literary studies, linguistics, intellectual, social and cultural history and theory, CTIS provides unique opportunities - particularly at PhD level - for postgraduates in translation studies, both in core areas of the discipline and at its interdisciplinary cutting edge.

CTIS provides an excellent environment for research, organising regular scholarly events. These include a series of weekly seminars, which attract a large national audience of researchers, students and professional translators. 

The CTIS seminars form an important part of students' initiation into scholarly research, and offer students valuable opportunities for informal contact with leading academics. Recent international conferences and symposia which CTIS has hosted and/or co-organized include Research Models in Translation Studies (Manchester, 2000) and Corpus-based Translation Studies: Research and Applications (Pretoria, South Africa, 2003). More recently still, CTIS has co-organized Translation and Conflict II (2006) with the University of Salford (UK) and Kent State University (USA).

The Centre houses the world's first and largest computerised corpus of translated text. The Translational English Corpus, and the necessary software for processing it, are freely available to the research community via the Centre's website. 

This substantial resource, supported in the past by funding from the British Academy, has spearheaded the development of a unique research methodology which has informed the work of numerous research students (at Manchester and elsewhere) and various research programmes around the world, including projects in Finland, Germany, Spain, Italy and Brazil.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Coursework and assessment

  • Your research will normally be supervised by two members of staff at the University. Your supervisors will most likely be members of the School, but if your research requires it, the School or Subject area may arrange for supervision by someone outside the School. 
  • Supervisory arrangements at Manchester are governed by a Code of Practice which is available on the University's website. Regular meetings will be held with the supervisors, and details of each of the meetings will be recorded. 
  • Research Panels (consisting of at least three academic staff, including the supervisors) are held once per semester to monitor progress.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • Academic entry qualification overview
  • Successful completion of a Masters course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training, is a prerequisite for entry to a PhD. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials.
  • English language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4195 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4195 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

British and EU students intending to take a research degree (MPhil or PhD) in the School are eligible to apply for support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and may be eligible to apply to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). AHRC and ESRC grants are competitive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students. 

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