MPhil/PhD On Campus

Translation Studies (CMII)

University College London (UCL)

36 months
22900 GBP/year
5690 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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At CenTraS (UCL's Centre for Translation Studies) we enjoy an international reputation for the quality of our research and teaching in a wide range of translation and interpreting-related subjects, as well as translation technology. The Translation Studies (CMII) MPhil/PhD programme is offered by University College London (UCL).


Research proposals which engage with theoretical, linguistic and technical aspects of translation and interpreting are welcomed. The Translation Studies (CMII) MPhil/PhD programme is offered by University College London (UCL).

Examples of current research projects undertaken by PhD students in Translation Studies include the translation of humour in video games, the subtitling of gender stereotypes, translating British and American science fiction, exploring the notion of reflexivity in translation, and translating Arab political speeches.


With the research training and experience gained during the PhD, students are excellently placed to pursue a career in the fields of academia and professional translating and interpreting. 

Recent PhD graduates have gone on to pursue postdoctoral study, have obtained lectureships in translation studies at reputable universities in the UK and abroad (Australia, Italy, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan), and have joined companies such as British Telecom, Expedia and Paramount.


The programme provides students with a range of professional and academic skills that will enable them to pursue a professional in translation, higher education, government agencies, non-governmental organisations, international bodies, and other institutions around the world. 

Translation PhD students will acquire extensive transferable skills, including the ability to analyse and process vast amounts of data, to teach courses in their field of expertise, to present research to small and large audiences, to network with diverse groups. This ample and highly adaptable skill base gives students an unparalleled edge and employment opportunities.

Programme Structure

Research areas:
  • UCL offers expertise in translation technology, audiovisual translation, localisation, literary and theatre translation, history of translation, translator and interpreting training, corpus-based translation studies, technical and scientific translation, translation and accessibility to the media, translation theory.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Master’s degree with Merit in translation studies, in a language and culture subject or other relevant field from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. 
  • In the first instance, candidates should establish a dialogue with a potential supervisor before making a formal application. 
  • Admission is normally dependent on the submission of a detailed research project proposal.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22900 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5690 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part-time tuition fee:

  • UK: £2,845/year
  • Overseas: £11,530/year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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