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Undergraduate Study

We offer a selection of modules and a BA in Modern Languages with Translation for students at undergraduate level.

At undergraduate level, modules on translation, interpreting and comparative cultural studies may be selected by students taking a modern language as part of their degree. Alternatively, on the BA in Modern Languages with Translation, students may study 1 or 2 languages in addition to core modules in translation and interpreting.


Postgraduate and Research degrees

We offer a range of postgraduate courses designed for future professional translators and interpreters as well as researchers.

We are also able to offer PhD Translation Studies in a variety of areas and languages including: French, German, Spanish, Russian and Chinese, but we also cater for translation from/into Portuguese and Dutch, and supervision of projects involving Serbian, Croatian, Italian, and Polish are possible.

The PhD in Comparative Literature offers students the opportunity to research, in comparative perspective, in the original language or in translation, as appropriate, a range of national and regional literatures from around the world written in European languages taught in the School. 


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Post-Doctoral Study

We welcome enquiries from academics wishing to apply for postdoctoral study in the Centre.

The principal funding opportunities for such study are through Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships, Marie Curie Individual Fellowships, and the CAS Post-doctoral bursary competition. We are very happy to support high-quality applications to these schemes, and interested academics should contact Dr Maike Oergel with expressions of interest in the first instance. For further details on the schemes, please click on the links below:

Marie Curie Individual Fellowships

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

CAS Post-doctoral Bursaries

BA Modern Languages and Translation

MA Chinese/English
Translation and Interpreting

MA Chinese/English
Translation by e-learning

MA Translation Studies

MA Literatures in English translation

MA Comparative Literature

MA Modern Languages (by Research)

PhD Translation Studies

PhD Comparative Literature

Funding Opportunities 

Midlands3Cities PhD funding

Applications are now open. Deadline for appliations: 15 January 2018 

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C DTP) provides UK/EU research candidates with:

  • funding
  • expert supervision (including opportunities for cross-institutional supervision)
  • training
  • access to a wide range of facilities
  • cohort events
  • placement opportunities with regional, national and international partners in the creative and cultural sectors.

Full details on the M3C DTP and how to apply


The M3C DTP is a collaboration between:

  • University of Birmingham
  • Birmingham City University
  • De Montfort University
  • University of Leicester
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • University of Nottingham.