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General
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  • 2009-06-15
  • Cyprus
  • University of Cyprus
  • Department of English Studies
  • Georgios Floros
  • Assistant Professor
  • Yves Gambier
  • Answers apply to the University of Cyprus only
Structure
  • The name of the Programme is “PhD in Translation Studies” and is offered within the Department of English Studies since 2007, in order to respond to the specific need for research in the framework of TS (and delimit itself from research within the larger field of Linguistics, where research projects in Translation were treated until 2006).
  • A PhD thesis can only be submitted after the completion of a minimum of six (6) semesters from the day of admission to the Doctoral Programme.
  • Not yet.
Admission
  • The Department of English Studies accepts applicants who have already completed an MA degree in Translation Studies or a related area (4+1 or 3+2 years). Students who have not completed an MA degree but have some graduate credits may also be considered, but if accepted they will be required to undertake additional courses stipulated by the Department so as to satisfy the University requirements for graduate credits (120 ECTS) before admission to the PhD-Programme. Excellent candidates whose MAs are not deemed suitable for a PhD in Translation Studies by research may also be asked to take additional courses so that they are better prepared to undertake research in the field.
  • Prospective students must have an MA degree in Translation Studies or a related area (see also above).
  • The proposals are submitted to the secretariat of the Department as part of the full application, usually every spring semester. The applications are then forwarded to the faculty specialized in TS. Students are free to suggest a research topic, but admission of applicants is always subject to the faculty’s availability and research interests.
  • Members of faculty decide about the admission on the basis of formal criteria (see above) and their availability/research interests. This may take up to 1 month. Applicants are then informed about the faculty’s decision in written, so that they can enroll at the beginning of the next fall semester.
  • Fees amount to 850 EUR per semester for the first 5 semesters and to 170 EUR for every additional semester. Students have the possibility to apply for full or half stipends (as teaching assistants) allocated to the Department every year.
Programme
  • Successful completion of 240 ECTS:
    Taught Stage 60
    Four (4) Research Stages (4 Χ 30 ECTS) 120
    Comprehensive Examinations 15
    Thesis Proposal 5
    Writing Stage Ι 10
    Writing Stage 2 10
    Writing Stage 3 -12 0
    Thesis Defence 20
    A minimum of 60 ECTS in graduate courses must be completed. Students may take graduate courses from the Department or other UCY Departments. However, with the academic supervisor’s approval, a maximum of two undergraduate courses from any UCY Department may also be taken, although no prior undergraduate courses taken during the student’s BA studies will be recognised. Students with a Master’s degree are partially or fully exempted from this requirement.
  • (see above)
  • Doctoral students are strongly encouraged to participate to international conferences and present their work in various fora as well as in PhD colloquia organized by the Department or other UCY Departments. For conference presentations, students have the possibility to apply for funding.
  • (please see description in the attached Handbook)
  • Students have the possibility to apply for funding available for research sessions/conferences abroad. Approval is subject to a decision by the Departmental Board, based on the overall progress of the student and the specific nature of the conference/session.
Supervision
  • Main supervisors must be members of faculty of the Department of English Studies but any other member of faculty of the University of Cyprus or faculty from other Universities abroad, with related research interests, can function as a member of the Research Committee responsible for every student. They all have to possess a PhD but there are no limitations concerning their rank. As for their role, please see attached Handbook.
  • Theses must be supervised by a Research Committee consisting of 3 people, 1 of which is in all cases the main supervisor (see above).
  • (please see attached Handbook)
Assessment
  • (please see attached Handbook)
  • (please see attached Handbook)
Other
  • No such data can be given, as the doctoral Programme in TS is only 2 years old!
  • (see attached)