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Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies




The Admissions Process


The Department accepts applications via the Graduate School, which operates two deadlines for the receipt of applications for admission in the Academic Year 2023-2024: 1 December 2022 (first round) and 15 April 2023 (second round). Since admission offers are highly competitive and subject to quota availability, you are strongly advised to make your application as soon as possible. 


Following review of applications by the Department Research Postgraduate Programme Committee, outstanding applicants will be invited for interview. Selected applications are then forwarded for consideration by the relevant Faculty-level committee. Places are subject to a quota system. The Department typically admits between one and two new research postgraduate (RPg) students per year.


All students are expected to begin their studies from the beginning of the academic year, i.e. from 1 September.


Admission Requirements


For Master of Philosophy (MPhil)


Applicants seeking admission to the MPhil degree programme should possess:

(a) a Bachelor’s degree with Honours from a recognized university or comparable institution; or

(b) a qualification deemed to be equivalent.


For Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Applicants seeking admission to the PhD degree programme should possess:

a) a Master’s degree from a recognized university or comparable institution; or

b) a Bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours from a recognized university or comparable institution; or

c) any other qualification deemed by the Graduate School to be acceptable for this purpose.


Candidates with evidence of research achievements or experience are preferred.


Language Requirements


An applicant who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English is required to obtain one of the following minimum scores:


TOEFL:  550 (PBT) / 79 (IBT)

IELTS: 6.5



Please refer to the Graduate School website for the most updated information.



The above information is for reference only and is subject to change without prior notice. The Department reserves the right of final decision and interpretation in case of any dispute.