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Translation Studies, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #20 (QS) ,
One of the most flexible Translation Studies programmes in the UK, this degree from The University of Edinburgh brings together the expertise of research-active staff from the various language units within the School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures.

About

  • During the Translation Studies programme at The University of Edinburgh, you will join what is arguably the most international research community within the School, using your research skills both to enhance your translation practice and to provide you with an intellectual and philosophical perspective on the activity of translation.
  • This diversity of research aims to produce self-reflective and theoretically minded translators, and puts you in touch with the requirements of the marketplace.

Training and support

  • We are a partner in the International Postgraduate Conference in Translation and Interpreting. Held each year in Edinburgh, Manchester or Dublin, the conference gives you the opportunity to present your work and learn from other researchers in the field.
  • We offer excellent opportunities in research networking that will benefit a future academic career. Alternatively, if your interest is in in-house or freelance translation, we can offer links with the translation market.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Our current research is wide-ranging, covering the following areas:

  • audiovisual translation
  • literary translation
  • translation and music
  • translation and the internet

You may choose to work with two languages, depending on whether they can be supported by the School’s research areas. Currently, these include:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

  • A UK masters degree with distinction (first class or excellent), or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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PhD part-time fees

  • Overseas: £9,500

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • Research scholarships for international students
  • Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships

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