PhD Interpreting 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 Interpreting Studies programme will enable you to undertake 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 and interpreting studies specialists in the country and attracts visiting scholars and postgraduate students from a wide range of countries and backgrounds.
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, and form an important part of students' initiation into scholarly research while offering valuable opportunities for informal contact with leading academics.
The Centre also organises two half-days of specialist research training for doctoral students every year. This training is often delivered by specialists in interpreting, such as Professor Robert Barsky of Vanderbilt University, USA, and Ebru Diriker of Bogazici University, Turkey or Michaela Wolf, University of Graz, Austria.
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).
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
- Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships 2019-20
- China Scholarship Council - The University of Manchester Joint Scholarship for PhD Study in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2019-20
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
- Contact name
- Rachel Corbishley
- +44 (0)161 275 3559
See: About us
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