THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award in Translation Studies: Humans in the Loop
Type of award
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Continuation of award
Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.
Level(s) of study
This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:
- Postgraduate research
Allowed study options
This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:
This funding is available to students undertaking study in:
- Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies
Native or near-native competence in English and at least one of the following languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch.
Prior experience of using translation technologies.
Some prior professional experience in language services (desirable).
This funding is available to students from the UK and EU.
Other eligibility criteria
Candidates from EU countries are eligible for full awards if they have been resident in the UK, for education or other purposes, for at least three years prior to the start of their programme. Candidates from EU countries who have not resided in the UK for three years prior to the start of their programme will normally be eligible for a fees-only award.
The successful candidate will then be required to submit an online application for a place on the PhD in Translation and Intercultural Studies programme by 31 March, with the support of the supervisors - see http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/applying/
17 Feb 2020
The Humans in the Loop project will investigate the impact of the quality of source texts on the work of post-editors or translators, in collaboration with our partner, Translate Media. Specialising in the translation of advertising and marketing materials, Translate Media is implementing post-editing of machine translation as part of its professional translation workflow. This research will examine Translate Media's encounters with poorly written and non-canonical source texts, to understand how specific features of source texts can affect the quality of MT output, post-editing practices and translator productivity. The basic parameters of the research are set but specific details will be decided jointly by the student, supervisor and partner. Translate Media will provide access to a range of datasets, resources and personnel.
Contact details for enquiries
- Dr Maeve Olohan
Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies
Tel: 0161 275 3128