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General
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  • username
  • 2009-07-06
  • Italy
  • Università di Trieste
  • Dipartimento di Scienze del Linguaggio, dell'Interpretazione e della Traduzione (DSLIT)
  • Federica Scarpa
  • Director of DSLIT
  • Ubaldo Stecconi
  • Only to our institution.
Structure
  • Dottorato di Ricerca in Scienze dell'Interpretazione e della Traduzione.
    Yes, along with Interpreting Studies.
  • 3 years.
  • No.
Admission
  • Completion of a 4-year (laurea quadriennale) or 3+2 (laurea+laurea specialistica, B.A.+M.A.) degree.
  • The call for applications to the programme will be posted in August. The entrance exam (written + oral) will take place in Trieste in mid-November and will be conducted in Italian. Students can come from different fields.
  • The examination board is nominated by the Ph.D. Committee. Candidates are free to choose their research topics.
  • Candidates are selected on the basis of their previous study and work experience (30/120), a written exam (40/120) and an oral exam (50/120). The written exam aims to test the applicants' theoretical and methodological knowledge of Translation or Interpreting Studies. The candidates' chosen research proposals are evaluated during the oral exam.
  • A total number of 4 candidates can be admitted, 2 with scholarship (about EUR 17,000 p.a. before taxes) and 2 without (fees: EUR 450-1,200 p.a. depending on income).
Programme
  • The Trieste Ph.D. course will start its life in January 2010, and a detailed programme of activities is not available as yet. Seminars (about 100 hours in total, concentrated in the first 2 years) will be compulsory, irrespective of the specialization of the students (Translation or Interpreting), and will focus on research methods, technological and professional aspects of translation/interpreting, domain-specific competences (law, economics, science and technology etc.), terminology/terminography. Seminars will be held by staff of DSLIT, translation/interpreting service providers and staff from the following European universities which have formally agreed to collaborate in the Ph.D. course: Barcelona (UAB), Castilla-La Mancha, Jaén, Malaga (E); Hochschule für Angewandte Sprachen - München, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz (D); Hull, Surrey, Sussex (UK); Poitiers (F); Ljubljana (SLO); Rijeka (HR); Trinity College Dublin (IRL).
  • The above-mentioned seminars are both theoretical and practical and students should attend them mostly before (1st year) but also during (2nd year) their research work.
  • Ph.D. students are expected to be fully integrated into national and international research activities carried out at the DSLIT (University of Trieste). They can give seminars at B.A and M.A. level and are required to participate in national and international conferences.
  • 300-400 pages, in Italian or other major European languages, to be delivered at the end of 3rd year (1-year extension is possible). The thesis must contain original research and be based on an exhaustive bibliography.
  • Research activity abroad is compulsory and students can spend abroad a maximum of 8 months. Students with a scholarship receive each month ca. EUR 700 extra during their period abroad.
Supervision
  • Supervisors must be official university staff from the 45-strong Ph.D. Committee, which includes staff from the University of Trieste, the different European universities of the consortium and external experts in translation/interpreting. In particular, supervisors must be from the University of Trieste, co-supervisors can be from foreign universities or external experts.
  • Joint supervision will be encouraged.
  • Supervision will be organized as free interaction. At the end of each academic year students will be requested to do a written and oral presentation on their chosen research topic and on the progress of their research.
Assessment
  • As the Ph.D. course starts in January 2010, procedures are still under discussion.
  • As the Ph.D. course starts in January 2010, still under discussion. Publication on the Internet will be certainly possible.
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