PhD Translation and Intercultural Studies / Overview
Year of entry: 2019
- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy
- 36 months [full-time]
- Entry requirements
We require successful completion of a master's course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials.
- Number of places/applicants
- There is no limit on the number of places available.
- How to apply
Find out how to apply for this programme .
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Our PhD Translation and Intercultural Studies programme will enable you to carry out a significant piece of original research under the supervision of our academics.
The Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies (CTIS) at Manchester 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 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 and organises regular scholarly events . These include a series of weekly seminars, which attract a large national audience of researchers, students and professional translators and form an important part of students' initiation into scholarly research, offering valuable opportunities for informal contact with leading academics.
The Centre also provides specialist research training for doctoral students in the form of masterclasses.
Recent international conferences and symposia which CTIS has organised in Manchester and in which PhD students have participated include:
- Research Models in Translation Studies II (2011);
- Citizen Media: New Mediations of Civic Engagement (2013);
- New Perspectives on Translation: Insights into the Performative and Cognitive Work of Translators (2014);
- Researching Translation in the Context of Popular Culture: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives (2015);
- Genealogies of Knowledge: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space (2017);
- International Postgraduate Conference in Translation and Interpreting (IPCITI) (2018).
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 on the CTIS 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.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,327
International students (per annum): £18,500
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.
We offer a limited number of bursaries and studentships on a competitive basis, details of which can be found via the links below.
Please note that while 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 below.
You may also be eligible for a postgraduate loan from the government. Find out more about this and other sources of funding on the funding opportunities page.
- Research Impact Scholarships in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2019-20
- EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2019-20
- AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2019-20
- President's Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Awards in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2019-20
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures PhD Studentships 2019-20
- China Scholarship Council - The University of Manchester Joint Scholarship for PhD Study in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2019-20
- Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships 2019-20
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
- Contact name
- Rachel Corbishley
- +44 (0)161 275 3559
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