Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies

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The Centre provides an overarching community for specialists in the study of translation studies, comparative literature, and comparative cultural studies. Our members are involved in teaching and research at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels.

Research degrees (PhD)

We welcome applications from people interested in research involving the Centre's themes:

  • audio-visual and literary translation
  • cultural transfer
  • comparative intellectual and cultural studies
  • comparative literature.

Our approach is interdisciplinary and focusses both on European and Western-Chinese contexts.

See the prospectusfor full information on PhD structure, funding and support.

Translation Studies PhD

Comparative Literature PhD

You are advised to contact your potential academic supervisor before making an application. They may be able to help you with your proposal and advise on possible sources of funding.

Our research team profiles

Our PhD researchers are part of a lively and engaged research community and are encouraged to:

  • take part in seminars, conferences and regular reading groups
  • get involved in our research centres and networks

Translation Studies and Linguistics research environment


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Masters degrees (MA)

There are two masters degrees that allow you to explore the Centre's themes in more depth.

Translation Studies/Translation Studies (with Interpreting) MA

Chinese/English Translation and Interpreting MA

Undergraduate degrees (BA)

The Centre's themes are embedded in our undergraduate degrees, both as a dedicated degree and as specialist modules as part of an interdisciplinary approach.

Modern Languages with Translation BA

All Modern Languages degrees

Post-doctoral study

We welcome enquiries for postdoctoral study in the Centre. Interested academics should contact  Dr Maike Oergel.

The principal funding opportunities for such study are through:

We are very happy to support high-quality applications to these schemes.