Survey

General
  • id
  • username
  • 2009-06-15
  • Spain
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili
  • Intercultural Studies Group
  • Anthony Pym
  • Director of Translation and Intercultural Studies
  • Reyne Meylaerts
Structure
  • TRANSLATION AND INTERCULTURAL STUDIES, Yes
  • ADVANCED MASTERS (RESEARCH METHODOLOGY): 1 YEAR FULL-TIME, 2 YEARS PART-TIME. PHD: AT LEAST 2 FURTHER YEARS.
  • YES.
Admission
  • A MASTERS DEGREE.
  • Priority is given to candidates who have completed our own Advanced Masters in Translation and Intercultural Studies, and to those who present research projects in areas of interest to the Intercultural Studies Group.
  • THE COORDINATOR OF THR PROGRAM PLUS PROSPECTIVE SUPERVISORS. Yes.
  • SEE WEBSITE
  • FEES: MASTERS: 1320 EUROS A YEAR. PHD PROGRAM: 158 EUROS A YEAR
Programme
  • THE ONLY TAUGHT COURSES ARE IN THE 60-CREDIT MASTERS. SEE: http://isg.urv.es/publicity/doctorate/courses.html
  • YES. BEFORE.
  • YES. SEE WEBSITE.
  • Thesis: average expected length 70,000 – 100,000 WORDS; language requirements OPEN, BUT ENGLISH IS PREFERRED; time-limit for completion of the thesis MINIMUM OF 1 YEAR ENROLLMENT, MAX. OF 5; possibilities to do a thesis based on articles YES, BUT DISCOURAGED BY THE COORDINATOR.
  • YES, BUT NOT MUCH.
Supervision
  • Who is entitled to supervise? ANYONE WITH A PHD. What are the required formal qualifications? Can supervisors come from a different university or country? YES. Is their role defined explicitly? NO, SINCE THERE ARE MANY POSSIBLE ARRANGEMENTS.
  • TWO. Is joint supervision possible? YES Is it usual? YES.
  • How is supervision structured? INFORMALLY. What kind of monitoring activities do you have on the progress of a PhD candidate? THE DIRECTOR OR CO-DIRECTOR MUST APPROVE RE-ENROLLMENT EACH YEAR.
Assessment
  • Articles before the final defense? AT LEAST THREE PUBLICATIONS AND/OR CONFERENCE PAPERS ARE EXPECTED. Must the thesis be published as a book and/or on the Internet? NO. IT IS PUBLISHED ON THE WEB FOLLOWING THE VIVA.
Other
  • STRENGTH: LOT OF PUBLIC SUBSIDIES
    WEAKNESS: TOO MANY THESES ARE DONE SIMPLY FOR THE SAKE OF GAINING TENURE.
  • SEE WEBSITE.