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What will I learn?

In today's globalised world, translating and interpreting has an ever-growing role. Our main research purpose is to find out more about how it works - from professional, language and cultural perspectives. We invite research proposals in fields such as linguistics and literature, culture, identity and professional studies, psychology and philosophy.

We can offer support for projects involving English plus the following languages:

Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian
Catalan
Chinese
Dutch
French
German
Hungarian
Quechua
Spanish.

As a PhD student you will have the opportunity to teach undergraduates as part of your training and to supplement your income.

You can attend regular research seminars and contribute to the annual Faculty postgraduate conference. The School also hosts regular research seminars in which leading international researchers present their research. We offer financial support for attendance at national and international conferences.

Our Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate School provides training in professional skills and research methods, supports personal development, and hosts postgraduate events.

Which department am I in?

School of Modern Languages

Study options

Full Time (36 months)

Tuition fees
£18,000.00 (US$ 24,766) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Newcastle University

King’s Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Northumberland,

NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For international students

A 2:1 honours degree and usually a good master's degree in a subject related to one of the discipline areas covered by the School of Modern Languages. You are required to attend an interview, which may be conducted via Skype if necessary. English Language Requirements - IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, and 6.0 in all other sub-skills); TOEFL 100 overall (with a minimum of 19 in listening, 20 in reading, 22 in speaking, and 22 in writing); Pearsons 69 overall (with a minimum of 62 in writing and 57 in all other sub-skills).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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