AHRC Doctoral Studentship – Interpreting and Translation

Programme Closing Date: 7 February 2013

This is a multi-faceted inter-discipline where different fields, like linguistics, literary and cultural studies, interact and spark ideas from each other. Key interests for our community of staff and student researchers are: Literary translation; Ideological and socio-political aspects of translation and interpreting (including culture, society and identity); Translating and interpreting processes; and Translator and interpreter training. Our students and researchers are based in the School of Modern Languages.

Our postgraduate students benefit from excellent facilities: three state-of-the-art interpreting suites  for simultaneous interpreting training; language labs installed with the latest translation and subtitling software; our Language Resource Centre which houses specialist translating and interpreting resources on dedicated PCs, and provides computing, television and DVD resources in over 50 languages. We also provide dedicated facilities for our postgraduate students such as the postgraduate office, common room and study room with networked PCs.

For 2013 entry, Interpreting and Translation is able to submit nominations to an open competition across all the University’s Block Grant Partnership (BGP) subjects for the award of an additional two AHRC doctoral studentships through the AHRC’s Doctoral Awards scheme. This scheme provides studentships to enable students to undertake and complete a doctoral degree (PhD).

Home (UK) students and those EU students who have been resident in the UK for a minimum of three years are eligible for a full award comprising fees and an annual, tax free stipend of £13,590 (2012/13 rates). Other EU students are eligible for a fees-only award. To see if you would be eligible for a full or fees only award, please refer to the AHRC’s residency eligibility criteria in Annex A of the AHRC Studentship Funding Guide (PDF: 500KB).

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You should be intending to undertake a PhD in Interpreting and Translation at Newcastle University in September 2013 and meet the AHRC’s student eligibility criteria. Full information on AHRC eligibility criteria can be found in Section 7 and Annex A of the AHRC Studentship Funding Guide (PDF: 500KB). Please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you will not be eligible for this funding.

For further details of person specification, how to apply and contact details please see Newcastle University’s website which can be accessed by clicking the Apply link below.

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