Translation Studies


Research projects, centres and networks in Translation Studies.

Research excellence

Photo of panellists talking at an event with a graphic saying 3rd in the UK

In the latest Research Excellence Framework - REF 2021 - our research in Translation Studies was submitted in Modern Languages and Linguistics (Panel D - Arts and Humanities; Unit of Assessment 26).

The results reaffirm Edinburgh’s position as one of the UK’s leading research universities - third in the UK.

As published in Times Higher Education's REF power ratings, this result is based on the quality and breadth of our research in Modern Languages and Linguistics. 

Read more about our School's performance in REF 2021 

Browse Edinburgh Research Explorer for staff profiles, research outputs and activities

Selected research centres and networks

Selected research projects

Postgraduate research and supervision

Doctorate-level study is an opportunity to expand upon your interests and expertise in a community that really values research; and to make an original, positive contribution to learning in Translation Studies.

One of the most flexible doctoral programmes of its kind in the UK, our PhD enables you to enhance your translation practice while gaining an intellectual and philosophical perspective on the activity of translation, developing you as a self-reflective and theoretically-minded researcher or​ translator.

Join our community and undertake a specialised research project under the guidance of experienced and well-published supervisors - you can opt to produce an independent thesis, or an extended scholarly translation with commentary.

Find out more about our PhD in Translation Studies

Read our pre-application guidance on writing a research proposal

Beyond the books

Beyond the Books is a podcast that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at research in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures and the people who make it happen. 

In Series 2 - Episode 6 host Emma Aviet talked to Dr Charlotte Bosseaux, Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies, about her journey to Edinburgh, her AHRC-funded research on the ethical demands of translating accounts of trauma, and her past research on the uncanny nature of dubbing.

Listen to Series 2 - Episode 6 of Beyond the Books on MediaHopper

Browse all episodes of Beyond the Books