Doctoral study

The Phd in Translation, Interpretation and intercultural studies is a three-year doctoral programme offered at some of the universities in our network at different periods.

The aim of the PhD programmme is to enable research into language themes specific to the African context, contribute to the body of knowledge in this area and ultimately infulence reflection, dialogue and policy developement in the language profession.

Candidates take a series of courses and seminars in year one and focus on their thesis throughout years two and three.

Typical courses (year 1): Readings in the History and Theory of Translation and interpreting, Cross-Cultural Pragmatics, Research Methods in Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies, Seminars in Translation, Interpreting Studies and Intercultural Studies.

These course components are for guidance only and may vary from one institution to the next. Please contact each university directly for details of their current or planned PhD programmes.


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