New programme launched to meet growing demand for Practice-Based research in Translation Studies

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The Department of Modern Languages has launched a new Practice-Based PhD programme in Translation Studies.

The course draws on staff expertise in both Translation Studies and as practising translators. Students will also benefit from well-established resources for Translation Studies research including specialist software and library collections.

As opposed to the traditional PhD thesis, students studying the Practice-Based programme will produce a significant, publishable work of original translation, supported by a critical commentary. Students will be encouraged engage with 'real-life' processes when choosing their source text and critically discussing their translation, such as engaging with potential publishers and collaborating with the source text author to review and revise their work.

Commenting on the launch of the Translation Studies Practice-Based PhD, lecturer in Translation Studies and convenor of the programme, Dr Hilary Brown said:

“This is a fantastic addition to our range of Modern Languages postgraduate research programmes and really takes advantage of some of the most innovative work going on the Department.

“Research into Translation Studies, particularly with a practical focus, is very topical and we are seeing increasing demand for expertise in this area from postgraduate researchers looking to further their knowledge and add to this growing field of research, and we look forward to supervising a range of exciting and creative projects.”

 Available to study on campus or via Distance Learning, applications to our new PhD Translation Studies Practice-Based PhD are now open. For more details, please visit the course page on our website. You can find support on applying for a PhD on our application guidance pages.