Ph.D. On Campus

Translation Studies

University of Nottingham

36 months
19000 GBP/year
4496 GBP/year
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We offer research degree supervision in all areas of Translation Studies at University of Nottingham, including historical linguistics and translation studies from the 18th century to the present. 


Assessment may be either through submission of a thesis (which should be not more than 100,000 for the case of PhD or 60,000 words in the case of MPhil), or through a combined extended translation and thesis option. The extended translation may be of material belonging to any genre, subject to prior approval. The accompanying thesis must engage with, and contribute to the development of, translation theory.

We can offer expert supervision for projects in Translation Studies at University of Nottingham involving English and the following languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Chinese
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Croatian
  • Dutch


Whether you are considering a career in academia, industry or haven't yet decided, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Expert staff will work with you to explore PhD career options and apply for vacancies, develop your interview skills and meet employers. You can book a one-to-one appointment, take an online course or attend a workshop.

Programme Structure

Particular research strengths include:

  • audio-visual translation
  • cultural transfer
  • comparative cultural studies
  • translation during the Enlightenment and Romanticism
  • translation theory
  • translation of literary and philosophical texts
  • translation between Asian (especially Chinese) and Western contexts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants should apply as early as possible. 


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 (or international equivalent)
  • We would usually expect you to hold, or be working towards, a masters degree in a relevant subject.
  • We accept a wide range of qualifications from all over the world.
  • IELTS  7.0 (6.5 in each element)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19000 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4496 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4496 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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