Translation MPhil/PhD

We warmly welcome enquiries from appropriately qualified applicants who are keen to register for doctoral research in Translation. We normally require applicants to have an MA or equivalent qualification in a related field.

Most students start their period of registration in October, though a January start date is also possible. You should aim to have your complete application with us two months before your proposed start date. Students wishing to start at any other point in the academic year must seek approval from the department before an offer is made.

Applications are welcomed in any of the areas covered by our supervision expertise in translation. You may pursue a topic based entirely within one or with a combination of the following: Chinese, French, German and Spanish. Our MA in Translation offers supervision in Chinese as well as these languages. We cannot offer supervision at either MA or PhD level in Arabic-language topics. We are, however, also interested in projects which are comparative or transcultural. It is occasionally possible to receive joint supervision by Languages and Cultures and another department in the university.

If you wish to discuss your proposed research topic and opportunities for supervision, please contact the Director of Postgraduate Studies.

Lancaster University is part of a North West consortium that has been successful in winning over £14million funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. This funding will provide 40 PhD awards each year across the consortium until 2018-19.

The consortium runs a series of doctoral research clinics for PhD students on various aspects of doing a PhD. The clinics are arranged over three days (one at each of the three universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster).

Further details can be found on our applications and funding page.

The Anglo-Austrian Society offers an annual award for Doctoral Study at any UK university. Please contact Allyson Fiddler, Professor of Austrian and German Cultural Studies for further details.