1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    Ph.D. 3Yr FT
    Ph.D. 6Yr PT
    M.Phil. 2Yr FT
    M.Phil. 4Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.1

Course Overview

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The Department of Languages, Translation and Communication boasts a dynamic research and teaching environment which has already won attention and funding from outside bodies such as the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Wellcome Trust and the EU. We are home to The Language Research Centre (LRC) (www.swansea.ac.uk/riah/researchgroups/lrc/) and are currently leading a project on the Visualisation of Translation Variation, see: www.delightedbeauty.org/vvv/Home/Project.

Key Features

Our research students are supervised by leading specialist researchers and international scholars and they are required to take skills and training courses at College and University levels. Research proposals are invited on a wide range of topics, in particular involving the following languages: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Welsh.  For further information on research specialisms and supervisory interests of our staff visit: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/about-us/.

Also, have a look at our PhD translation and Interpreting webpage to find out more about our current PhD students and Graduates – http://www.swansea.ac.uk/translation/phdintranslation.

Description

The choice of topic is up to you but must be worked out in consultation with your supervisors. We place an emphasis on IT, however, and translation projects in the broad area of Digital Humanities. It is a good idea to enter discussions before applying and to draw up an initial proposal together. However, all good topics develop over the course of your reading and supervisions and it is likely that you will only slowly gain a clear idea of where you are heading. At the end of your first nine months you present a 10 000 word chapter, synopsis, bibliography and table of contents, plus a list of training courses attended to a progression panel which makes recommendations for your future direction. Thereafter you should expect to work on individual chapters (four or five is a typical number), including introduction and literature review. 

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Julian Preece (j.e.preece@swansea.ac.uk).

Entry Requirements

MPhil - You should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in a related subject. If you hold a qualification from a non-UK institution please see our academic entry requirements for International qualifications (non-EU) and EU qualifications (non UK).

PhD - You should hold a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, and you should hold or expect to achieve a postgraduate Master’s degree in a related subject. If you hold a qualification from a non-UK institution please see our academic entry requirements for International qualifications (non-EU) and EU qualifications (non UK).

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found at: www.swansea.ac.uk/english-tests

How To Apply

Apply online and track your application status at www.swansea.ac.uk/applyonline.

You may enrol in September, January, April or July.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2016/17 are as follows:

UK/EU International
Ph.D. Full-time £4,120 £14,350
Ph.D. Part-time £2,060 £7,200
M.Phil. Full-time £4,120 £14,350
M.Phil. Part-time £2,060 £7,200

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

Assessment

A thesis of not more than 60,000 words for an MPhil and 90,000 words for a PhD which contributes significantly to the subject area and in the case of PhD is based on original research. This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (viva) by two examiners who are not your supervisors, one of whom is external to the University.