What we are researching
Our research reflects the evolving nature of the discipline, encompassing new technologies, audio description, sociological perspectives on translation and innovative practices in interpreting.
- Translation technologies including machine-assisted and corpus-based translation
- Interpreting technologies including video-mediated interpreting and distance and remote interpreting
- Translation process research
- Bilingual lexicography
- Audiovisual translation including subtitling, audio description, re-speaking and other modalities
- Translation and interpreting as multimodal activities
- Translation and interpreting in the context of migration
- Dialogue interpreting
- Legal and healthcare interpreting
- Sociological approaches to translation
- Humour in translation
Find a course
Find out more about applying to Surrey.
PhD in Human-Centric Uses of Technology in Translation/Interpreting
Funding information:A stipend of £15,609 for 21/22, which will increase each year in line with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) rate, plus Home-rate fee allowance of £4,500 (with automatic increase to UKRI rate each year) and £500 for conference travel.
Our Doctoral College supports the academic and professional development of postgraduate researchers to ensure our world-leading research continues to grow. There is also an extensive Researcher Development Programme run at university level.
What our students say
Read our student profiles to discover first-hand what it's like to study with us.
Facilities and software
You’ll benefit from excellent facilities, including specialist software to support corpus-based analysis, subtitling, computer-assisted translation and terminography and audio-description. We’re also home to state-of-the-art interpreting facilities with integrated videoconferencing.