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What schools offer PhD programs in Interpreting Studies? Are there any that might come more recommended than others? What about possibilites for distance study?

The question doesn't come up that often amongst my students, but still, it would be nice to know a bit more about this type of program so I know where to point them when it does.


asked 23 Aug '12, 08:32

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I can't supply you with a list, but I do know ETI in Geneva offers a PhD programme. My only issue, though, with Geneva is that they're rather limited in language selection compared to programmes of similar standing like Paris. The faculty at UNIGE, though, are all very impressive folk

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answered 14 Sep '12, 14:08

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Rovira i Virgili is on-going and has produced several interpreting PhDs too. There is also Manchester and Herriot-Watt, and ESIT in Paris. At least Lessius in Belgium. Many other schools in Spain too - Granada for example. University of Vienna where Professor Pöchhacker is responsible I think. I'm not familiar with Asia, Africa or America so feel free to chip in. Many interpreting theses tend to come out of other departments such as language or sociology, or even care sciences. A compilation of a list would indeed be handy :-)

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answered 19 Oct '12, 02:58

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Universitat Rovira i Virgili offered two grants for 'scholars with an MA' wanting to pursue a PhD in Translation Studies this year (which I'm assuming includes Interpreting Studies, they do love to chuck us in with the translators) - not sure if it's an ongoing thing or if it was just a one-off, but this link might come in handy:

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answered 15 Sep '12, 14:56

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