Language and Translation Studies (Research)
Our research community of academics and scholars are committed to producing world-class research and our ranking at 7th place in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework is evidence of our strong international reputation for excellence.
Our research program aims to offer knowledge and expertise in subject-specific and generic skills, qualifying you for both academic and non-academic positions in a variety of organisations.
We offer supervision across a wide range of research topics, including
- History and memory
- Culture and identity
- Languages and translation Studies
- Global area studies
- History and ideologies
- Conflict and development
- Literary and textual studies
- Cultural studies
- Visual cultures.
- We encourage our PhD students to gain teaching experience, however applicants are asked to note that the allocation of teaching is dependent on which modules are running at an Undergraduate or Postgraduate level and may not be available to everyone.
- Our Research in Progress seminar series provides students with the opportunity to present papers in a non-intimidating environment. The series is designed to be preparatory to presenting papers at conferences, and also plays a vital role in the dissemination of subject-specific skills.
- We play a leading role in language-based area studies within the Wales Doctoral Training Partnership, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
- All research students are entitled to call upon a personal allocation of funds which may be spent on legitimate research related activities.
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The normal requirement for admission to all Research programs in the School is a 2:1 (upper second class) degree award, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject.
However, we consider all individual applicants on their specific merits. If you do not have the standard qualifications for the course you may still apply and your application will be considered. Interviews may be conducted to identify and assess the academic merit of prospective students.
Applicants may be requested to submit their master’s dissertation or other appropriate research writing for review. Applicants may be interviewed.
Applicants are also required to submit a Research Proposal (word limit/suggested length: 200-300 words).
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website
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What skills will I practise and develop?
Our students will acquire a broad mix of generic research skills, transferable skills and subject-specific skills. By ‘generic’ research skills, we signify the skills that are essential for undertaking any type of research project: mastering information technology, for example, or improving writing styles. Transferable skills are those which improve employability in the broader labour market: these can range from mastery of a foreign language to good communication skills. Discipline-specific skills are more squarely focussed upon the academic discipline you are studying.
Careers include teaching, universities, civil service / Foreign Office, European Commission, journalism, business, politics, and NGOs. Our alumni include Huw Edwards (BBC), Neil Bentley (CBI), and Leri Edwards (European Commission).
About this institute
Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...
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