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General
  • id
  • username
  • 2009-06-15
  • UK
  • Roehampton University
  • Lucile Desblache
  • Reader inTranslation
  • Ubaldo Stecconi
  • Mostly to Roehampton
Structure
  • "MPhil/PhD Translation" but there is flexibility in titles concerning the subject. Our websites states that MPhil//PhD research opportunities exist in the following areas:
    • Translation
    • Screen Translation
    • Subtitling
    • Dubbing
    • Interpreting
    • Lexicography
    • Applied Linguistics
  • For part-time study: no more than 45 months for MPhil, 60 months for PhD

    For full-time; no more than 36 months for MPHil, 48 months for PhD
Admission
  • Normally, MA required I cut and paste the admissions regulations below
    MPhil and PhD
    To enter on to the MPhil/PhD programme you are usually expected to hold a good honours degree from an approved University or Higher Education Institution. You would normally register for the degree of MPhil in the first instance and apply to transfer to PhD midway through your programme. In exceptional circumstances you may be able to register directly on to the PhD programme. If this is the case you are usually expected to hold a higher degree with a significant research component in a relevant subject area, from an approved University or Higher Education Institution.
    PhD by Published Works
    To enter on to the PhD by Published Works you are usually expected to hold a good honours degree from an approved University or Higher Education Institution. You will also need to have published extensively in your subject area.
    English Language Ability
    If English is not your first language (or the language in which you received your education) we will also need evidence of your English language ability at the following levels:
    • IELTS at band 7 (in all sections)
    • TOEFL with a score of at least 600, with 5 in the written test (TWE)
  • Yes a student can come from another discipline.
  • The MPhil?PhD are scrutinized by a committee at School level (Research Students Group) then approved by the Research Degree Board. An interview with the supervisors and Dean of Research is also required.
  • Please see above and http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/graduateschool/admission/index.html
  • annual fees. The prices are in pounds sterling.

    Year of entry

    2007/8

    2008/9

    If you started pre 2004/5

    Home/EU

    Overseas

    Home/EU

    Overseas

    Fees per annum

    £2,750

    £8,700

    £3,300

    £9,120

    Writing-up fees

    £150

    £150

    £150

    £150

    Examination fees for MPhil/PhD

    £490

    £490

    included in fees

    included in fees

    PsychD

    £ 370

    £ 370

     

     

     

    If you started post 2003/4

    Home/EU

    Overseas

    Home/EU

    Overseas

    Fees per annum

    £2,900

    £8,850

    £3,300

    £9,120

    Writing-up fees

    £37.50 per month

    £37.50 per month

    £37.50 per month

    £37.50 per month

    There are a few scholarships given by the School of Arts, but they are very limited. Students are encouraged to apply for external funding (AHRC...)

Programme
  • 4 to 6 research method seminars per term are to be attended, plus 6/8 supervisory meeting per year.
  • Research method seminars during the research work.
  • MPhil/PhD students are necessarily part of a Research Centre
  • In translation, MPhil/PhD are in English but a PhD in modern languages can be submitted in a foreign language (e.g. Spanish...)
  • Around £ 250 per year is allocated to research students for conferences...
Supervision
  • A supervisor has to have expertise in the field of study and normally, a doctorate. An external supervisor may be appointed if expertise is not met internally. Generally, the appointment is made nationally. However, we do take part in European doctorate schemes.
  • At least 2 supervisors are needed: one is Director of Studies (and has seen a student through completion); one is supervisor. The DOS is not necessarily the main supervisor.
  • 6/8 meetings a year on average.

    Forms are to be completed to monitor the process:
    - registration part 1 (initial application)
    - registration part 2 (formal research proposla)
    - short monitoring reports twice yearly
    - progress review interview in year 3 (full-time) or year 4 (part-time)
Assessment
  • Two examiners minimum appointed by the research degree board, one external. the supervisors cannot examine.
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