Postgraduate programmes


New start dates

The PG DIP/MA in Translation now offers two start dates a year, in September and January.

Research programmes (MPhil, PhD)

We offer a research-based Masters (MPhil) in translation as well as a PhD programme.

Research specialisms include:

  • literary translation
  • translation history
  • publishing
  • audiovisual translation
  • subtitling
  • drama translation.

In addition to research topics focusing on single language areas, we actively encourage interdisciplinary research that cuts across languages or other intellectual disciplines in the Faculty of Arts.

We offer a practice-oriented research pathway in translation. For more information contact Enquiries from prospective postdoctoral researchers should be addressed to Dr Carol O'Sullivan. Enquiries about research in drama translation should be addressed to Dr Katja Krebs.

Before applying

Please contact the subject lead Dr Carol O’Sullivan to discuss projects in advance of application.

Current PhD projects include several practice-based projects (fiction, non-fiction, short fiction) and projects on legal translation briefing; Penguin Russian classics; comparative literature; translation and interpreting for homeless service users.

Faculty support

We foster a vibrant postgraduate community across the Faculty of Arts, providing you with dedicated support when you need it.


Translation Studies is among the subjects eligible for funding from the AHRC South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership. The Faculty of Arts also offers funding opportunities for taught and research programmes.

Before doing the MA in Chinese-English translation, I was just a graduate with no idea on how to become a professional translator. After one year’s study in this program, I graduated with Distinction, and embarked upon a new career in a translation company in Beijing.

Yuchen Zhang (MA, Chinese-English translation)
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