In today's globalised world, translating and interpreting has an ever-growing role. Our main research purpose is to find out more about how it works - from professional, language and cultural perspectives. We invite research proposals in fields such as linguistics and literature, culture, identity and professional studies, psychology and philosophy.
We offer expert supervision in the areas of: interpreting; psycholinguistics of interpreting and translating; translating literature; translation and culture; translation and ethics, ideology, and power; translation products, processes and strategies; translator and interpreter training and assessment; reflective/autonomous learning and educational psychology; audiovisual translation studies.
We can offer support for projects involving English plus the following languages: Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian; Catalan; Chinese; Dutch; French; German; Hungarian; Quechua; Spanish.
Further information on staff specialisms can be found on the School of Modern Languages website.
As a PhD student you will have the opportunity to teach undergraduates as part of your training and to supplement your income.
You can attend regular research seminars and contribute to the annual Faculty postgraduate conference. The School also hosts regular research seminars in which leading international researchers present their research. We offer financial support for attendance at national and international conferences.
Our Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate School provides training in professional skills and research methods, supports personal development, and hosts postgraduate events.
Training and Skills
As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and administrative support to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our doctoral training centres, Faculty Training Programme and Research Student Support Team.
A 2:1 honours degree and usually a good master's degree in a subject related to one of the discipline areas covered by the School of Modern Languages.You are required to attend an interview, which may be conducted via Skype if necessary.If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 7.0 (with at least 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other sub-skills).
Recipient: Newcastle University
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