We welcome proposals for research in any area connected with translation and/or interpreting theory and practice, or any research that addresses theoretical or practical issues relating to the interpretation or communication of meaning across borders of language and culture and embraces a wide range of disciplinary and methodological approaches.
- The MPhil/PhD Translation is a rigorous, structured interdisciplinary translation or interpreting researcher training programme, which aims to enable you to acquire a solid understanding of Translation Studies or Interpreting Studies scholarship, history, discourses, trends and debates, and to support you in the production of original work within this context.
- As part of the programme, you will join the Goldsmiths Translation Research Group and will engage with a programme of taught courses, which bring you into contact with other students within Goldsmiths.
- We particularly encourage cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research in emerging fields of study and creative practice and proposals within the research areas of Translation Studies staff Dr Sarah Maitland and Dr Arianna Autieri.
- As well as working with scholars and creative practitioners of international standing, you will have the opportunity to play an active role in a vibrant research environment which includes the Richard Hoggart Lectures in Literature and Culture, the annual Goldsmiths Prize for bold and innovative fiction, and specialist seminars and colloquia offered by the Goldsmiths Writers' Centre, the Goldsmiths Literature Seminars (GLITS), the Goldsmiths Linguistics Seminars (GoldLingS), and the e-journal, GLITS-e.
- We’ll help you build your employability skills and kickstart your continuous professional development through our key industry affiliations. You can benefit from our MA in Translation’s membership of the Institute of Translators and Interpreters (ITI), the only UK-based independent professional membership association for practising translators, interpreters and language service businesses. The programme is also a member of the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) and the Association of Programmes in Translation and Interpreting Studies of the UK and Ireland (APTIS). If you wish to make use of translation memory, machine translation or computer-aided translation as part of your research, software for students is provided by Phrase TMS. As part of your studies, you will also be provided with access to XTRF, a cloud-based end-to-end translation management system and the XTRF Academy, the always-on training and development resource.
- Assessment is by thesis and viva voce and there is no restriction on language pair.
Contact the department
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Dr Sarah Maitland.