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Translation Studies

We have specialist researchers and active practitioners in translation across all our subject areas and supervise projects across a wide range of language combinations.

We embed translation skills strongly in our undergraduate language modules, covering translation into and out of English, interpreting and subtitling, and students can choose to specialise in translation with dedicated specialist modules in final year.

At Masters level, we offer an MA in Chinese-English Bilingual Translation and Interpreting, and you can also study translation-related research through our MRes in Translation which allows you to pursue an extended creative-critical project or an academic dissertation in translation studies. Our MA in Translation will launch in Autumn 2024, which will cover up to two languages from: Arabic, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Postgraduate research opportunities 

Our strengths lie in the cultural, historical, transnational, and political dimensions of translation, as well as in practice-based approaches, especially in literary and academic settings.

PhD hub

  • Visit our PhD hub to find out about our PhD programmes, studentships and more.
  • Find out about our current PhD students and their research topics.
  • Contact our staff to discuss possibilities for supervision of your research project.


Research theses can be supervised in any area of Translation Studies, but we particularly welcome projects that complement our interest in the multiple intersections between language, media, and identity.

Our research themes are:

  • Habitus and Hexis in News Translation of Saudi Arabia in the British Broadsheet Press
  • Motivations and Structures in Chinese Fansub Communities
  • The Treatment of Swearing in English to Chinese Audio-Visual Translation
  • The Anglophone Author-Function of the German author Christa Wolf
  • The Translation of Greek Civil War Narratives from Anglophone Fiction into Greece.

Find out more about our work across all disciplines and feel free to contact us to discuss collaborations.

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