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Translation and Interpreting PhD

University of Surrey

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Surrey

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    APR-21, JUL-21, OCT-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Why choose this course

The School of Literature and Languages is home to the Centre for Translation Studies (CTS), an internationally leading centre for research and teaching in translation and interpreting studies.

We combine our knowledge of translation and interpreting as human practices with our expertise in computational linguistics, natural language processing, machine learning/AI, distance communication and human-computer interaction, and with social perspectives on translation/interpreting workflows, in order to achieve a responsible integration of human and machine in translation and interpreting.

We are part of several externally funded doctoral training partnerships, and you might be able to benefit from a studentship from us if you are suitably qualified.

What you will study

At a time when increasing automation is reshaping the Language Services Industry into one of the fastest growing industries nationally and globally, the ‘technological turn’ in translation/interpreting has created a wealth of opportunities, but it requires fresh approaches to research in order to understand all dimensions of its impact, mitigate drawbacks and derive innovative solutions.

We are therefore particularly interested in PhD projects investigating how professional translators/interpreters interact with, and adapt to, emerging technological ecosystems, how this is changing professional practice and the products of this practice, and how human knowledge combined with natural language processing and machine learning approaches can help design sustainable technology-enhanced solutions in translation/interpreting.

It normally takes three years of full-time study or six years of part-time study to complete our PhD in Translation and Interpreting. You will take a confirmation viva at 12-15 months (or 24-30 months part-time) and will then be assessed by a thesis and viva examination.

Application deadline

06 May 2021, 22 July 2021, 22 November 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 17,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Surrey

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    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

The University of Surrey has over 140 nationalities in its international community.
35% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the globe.

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