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PhD Translation and Intercultural Studies
Research training under specialists at our Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies.

PhD Translation and Intercultural Studies / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
Duration
36 months [Full-time]
Entry requirements

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. 

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
There is no limit on the number of places available.
How to apply
 For details of how to apply, go to: Applying for a postgraduate programme

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PhD Y N N N

Programme description

The Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies (CTIS) 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. By collaborating with experts elsewhere in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, 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. In the 2014 REF, Modern Languages and Linguistics at Manchester, the unit of assessment that includes Translation and Intercultural Studies, had more than 70% of research outputs rated at 4* (world leading)/3* (internationally excellent). These results place Modern Languages and Linguistics at Manchester at a highly impressive 3rd out of 57 submissions, nationally, based on research power (calculated by 4* and 3* times number of staff submitted).

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. The Centre also organises two half-days of specialist research training for doctoral students every year. Recent international conferences and symposia which CTIS has hosted and/or co-organized include Research Models in Translation Studies II (Manchester, 2011), Citizen Media: New Mediations of Civic Engagement (Manchester, 2013), New Perspectives on Translation: Insights into the Performative and Cognitive Work of Translators (Manchester, 2014), Researching Translation in the Context of Popular Culture: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives (Manchester, 2015), `The Only Thing Worth Globalizing Is Dissent': Translation and the Many Languages of Resistance (Cairo, 2015 - AHRC-funded), The Cultural Politics of Translation International Conference (Cairo, 2015 - Supported by the British Academy).

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. CTIS is also home to Genealogies of Knowledge: The Evolution and Contestation of Concepts across Time and Space , a large AHRC-funded project exploring how translation has impacted the transformation of key concepts in political and scientific thought as these concepts have travelled across centuries, languages and cultures.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): £18,000

Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.

Scholarships/sponsorships

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. Please see the  School website  for further details.

The School also offers a limited number of bursaries and studentships on a competitive basis, details of which will be posted on the  School website  as soon as they are available.

Please note that whilst we do not have closing dates for programme applications, all funding competitions have a specified deadline for submitting the funding application form and a separate (earlier) deadline for submitting the online programme application form, both of which will be stated in the funding competition details on the School website

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
Rachel Corbishley
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 3559
Email
Website
http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/translation-and-intercultural-studies/research/postgraduate-research/
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