Translation Studies


The University of Edinburgh is recognised in the UK and internationally as a leading research institution.

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The 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise showed that over 79% of research activity in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures is ranked in the three highest international categories and 50% is classified as 'quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour' and 'quality that is internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour'.

Research expertise

Research carried out within the Translation Studies Graduate Programme focuses on the following areas:

  • Audiovisual translation
  • Translation and the internet
  • Literary translation
  • Translation and music

Postgraduate research

We have a wide-range of PhD research currently under way. We welcome PhD applications falling under our staff research interests.

PhD student profiles