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PhD Studentship Opportunities in Languages and Translation Studies

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

Profile Description

The School of English and Languages at the University of Surrey invites applications from excellent candidates for PhD studentships covering Home/EU fees and maintenance for October 2017 entry.

Studentship schemes for October 2017 entry:
• AHRC TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership studentships: As a member of the TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership, the University of Surrey invites applications for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships (stipend and fee waiver). Overseas students are not eligible for TECHNE Scholarships, and EU students from outside the UK are eligible for fees but not maintenance. All applications for this AHRC studentship scheme will also be considered for the internal studentships.
Details: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/fass/research/studentships/ahrc/index.htm

• Internal studentships: these university-funded studentships are available for top-quality Home/EU or Overseas students, covering full tuition fees (including international fees) and maintenance at current research-council rates for a full-time PhD.
Details: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/fass/research/studentships/index.htm

Research programmes
• PhD Languages and Translation Studies

Research environment
The School of English and Languages carries out fresh, innovative, world-leading research in Languages and Translation Studies. We provide a network of research links and support for your professional or academic career and a collegial environment in which to pursue your studies.

In addition to meetings with two supervisors, you will have access to a range of services to support and develop your writing and research skills, including the University's Researcher Development programme. As well as being a student in the School, we will support your contribution to larger initiatives such as the University's Postgraduate Conference. We will also encourage you to develop your critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills, with support available to attend conferences and make essential research trips.

The School of English and Languages hosts two Research Centres. The Centre for Translation Studies, founded in 1982, enjoys an international reputation and is staffed by scholars who are actively involved in the national and international translation and interpreting studies scene. The Centre for Transnational Literary and Cultural Studies (TRANS) is a collaborative interdisciplinary research centre set up to examine the transnational phenomena of migration, mobility, travel and diaspora.

Key research areas include:

Translation and Interpreting
• Interpreting technologies, especially remote interpreting via video link and mobile devices
• Translation technologies, i.e. machine-assisted and corpus-based translation, and digital lexicography
• Audiovisual and multimodal translation, including e.g. subtitling, audio description and other forms of audiovisual translation in the context of digital media
• Legal and healthcare interpreting
• Translation and migration

Language and cultural studies
• Latin American literary and cultural studies
• Transnational history and its methodologies
• Franco-British political and cultural exchanges, 19th and 20th centuries

We particularly welcome topics that cross discipline boundaries.

Entry Requirements
For Translation Studies, a good Bachelors degree and/or Masters degree (2:1 or equivalent) in translation studies (translation, audiovisual translation, interpreting), in languages (with a literary or linguistic background), or in related subject areas is required. For other topics, a good Bachelors degree and an MA in a relevant topic is required.
Non-native speakers of English are required to have IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 7.0 in the Writing component.
Students are initially registered for a PhD with probationary status and, subject to satisfactory progress, are subsequently confirmed as having PhD status.

How to Apply for a Studentship:
1) To be considered for a studentship, you first need to apply for a PhD at the University of Surrey: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/languages-and-translation-studies-phd
2) The latest you can apply, and be considered for a studentship, is midnight 18 December 2016.
3) Invited for interview.
4) If accepted, you will be invited to complete a TECHNE studentship application by 16 January 2017.

Further information
For full programme information and information on how to apply, please email:

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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