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The award
MPhil

How long you will study
12 months

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How you will study
full-time

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About Translating and Interpreting at Newcastle University

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 (Dr Y Chen, Dr M Jin, Dr V Pellatt, Dr F Wu)
  • psycholinguistics of interpreting and translating (Dr M Jin)
  • translating literature (Dr F Jones, Dr V Pellatt)
  • translation and culture (Dr Y Chen, Dr F Jones, Dr V Pellatt)
  • translation and ethics, ideology, and power (Prof R. Howard, Dr F Jones, Dr V Pellatt)
  • translation products, processes and strategies (Dr Y Chen, Dr M Jin, Dr F Jones, Dr V Pellatt)
  • translator and interpreter training and assessment (Dr Y Chen, Dr V Pellatt, Dr F Wu)
  • reflective/autonomous learning and educational psychology (Dr Y Chen, Dr F Wu)
  • audiovisual translation studies (Dr Y Chen)

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.

Facilities

Our facilities include:

  • a postgraduate common room
  • three dedicated interpreting suites
  • professional translation software
  • the Language Resource Centre, equipped with audio-visual and computing facilities linked to a digital speech bank

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Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/translating-interpreting-mphil-phd/#fees&funding

Entry requirements

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.

International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 8 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills)

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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