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Teaching staff in the Translation Programme supervise MPhil and PhD students conducting research related to translation studies in the English Department.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
A PhD is awarded after completing a period of supervised research and submitting a thesis that shows evidence of originality and independent critical judgement. The duration of the PhD Programme is 3 years (full-time), and it can also be carried out on a part-time basis in 6 years.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
The MPhil programme requires a period of supervised research and the submission of a thesis. The degree programme is usually completed within a duration of 2 year (full-time) and may be carried out on a part-time basis in 4 years.

Each research postgraduate student will have a chief supervisor and a co-supervisor both of whom you will meet with regularly. The University has a rigorous and efficient monitoring system in place which facilitates satisfactory progress assessment including bi-annual record of meetings with supervisors and progress reports.

All research postgraduate students are also required to complete a minimum of 12 units of coursework, one of which is Required Readings in Translation Studies. Those who have a relevant Master’s degree may be exempted from 3 units.

Many research students are given the opportunity to present their research findings at the Translation Seminar Series which gives students the chance to enhance confidence, develop communication skills and be benefited from their contact with researchers and scholars in their field.