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Translation and Intercultural Studies

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Postgraduate research

We offer innovative PhD and MPhil programmes in Translation and Intercultural Studies at Manchester.

We boast an international reputation for research excellence and have a strong supervisory record on a wide variety of topics across a range of interdisciplinary fields. Co-supervisions – where a PhD student works with two supervisors who have complementary specialist fields – can be arranged across the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, one of the largest in the UK.

Why Manchester?


You'll be joining an international research community in one of the world's leading centres for translation and interpreting studies.

View our range of programmes along with the support available for our postgraduate researchers.


Finding a supervisor

We offer excellent supervision for students that's usually on a one-to-one basis, which provides students with the help, support and challenge that they need to get the most out of their studies.

Work is sent through to a supervisor for them to prepare comments and any adjustments prior to the meetings that are held every few weeks.

We have a strong supervisory record on a wide variety of topics across a range of fields including the following.

  • Translation and conflict
  • Translation and activism
  • Corpus-based translation studies
  • Multimodality and audiovisual translation
  • Translation and science
  • History of translation
  • Literary translation
  • Interpreting studies
  • Sociological models of translation/interpreting
  • Translation/interpreting pedagogy

See our Translation and Intercultural Studies staff list


  • We established the Translational English Corpus (TEC), the largest computerised collection of translated English text anywhere in the world.
  • We were a founding partner of the Translation Research Summer School.
  • We play a leading role in the Advancing Research in Translation and Interpreting Studies initiative (ARTIS). 

Find out more about ARTIS

Current PhD students

Postgraduate researchers in Translation and Intercultural Studies work on a wide range of topics. Find out what some of our current PhD students are working on.

Past PhD students

PhD graduates in Translation and Intercultural Studies have been part of some of the most innovative research titles. Explore the profiles of some of our past PhD students.