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Literary Translation Studies (PhD)

University of Warwick

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Warwick

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

The PhD in Literary Translation Studies allows you to choose between a research and a practice-based pathway through your degree. Focus your research on the history, philosophy, theory or practice of translation, or produce a substantial literary translation accompanied by a critical reflection.

Course Overview

The PhD in Literary Translation Studies offers a choice between a research- and a practice-based pathway through the degree. The research pathway allows doctoral students to focus critically on a topic related to translation history, theory, methodology, practice or philosophy. The practice-based pathway involves the production of a substantial literary translation accompanied by a critical reflection.

Research Themes

Areas for PhD supervision

Translation theory, history, methodology, practice and philosophy; stylistic approaches to translation; exophonic, migrant and intercultural literature; translation of children's and young adult literature; translation and Orientalism; translation and Classical Receptions; Bible translation; the place of translation in renaissance education.


Each student will have one or two supervisors, at least one of whom will be among the Professors and Associate Professors of the Warwick Writing Programme. Co-supervision that involves a member of another unit in the School of Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures, the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, the School of Modern Languages and Cultures or another academic unit in the Faculty of Arts may be appropriate. You will meet with your supervisors, together or separately, at least once a month during the teaching year (if full time) or twice a term (part time). These meetings should normally be in person but may sometimes be conducted remotely when convenient to both parties. You will also have a personal tutor, whose role is pastoral. There is no taught component of this degree, but each student is invited to a one-to-one meeting with our subject librarian to explore resources for his or her project.

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University of Warwick

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  • Campus address

    University of Warwick, Coventry, Coventry, CV4 7AL, England

Students come to Warwick from approximately 150 countries.
Many scholarships available for overseas students.
On and off-campus accommodation options available.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 33 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    148 71%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%



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