Research courses

As a postgraduate research student, you’ll receive a structured training programme covering the practical aspects of being a researcher, including grant writing, publishing in journals, and applying for academic jobs.

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

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Find out more about applying to Surrey.

Studentships

PhD in Collaborative Translation and Digital Platform Economy

Funding information:
A stipend of £ is £15,285 for 21/22, which will increase each year in line with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) rate, plus Home/EU-rate fee allowance of £4,407 (with automatic increase to UKRI rate each year) and £500 for conference travel.

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.

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