The Translation and Interpreting program is able to supervise PhDs on a wide range of topics. A PhD (Translation Studies) and a joint award PhD with the University of Bologna are also on offer (see below).
For enquiries regarding Higher Degree by Research for Translation and Interpreting, please contact Dr Leah Gerber.
PhD (Translation Studies)
The Doctor of Philosophy (Translation Studies) offered at Monash University is the first of its kind in Australia. Translation Studies at Monash adopts an interdisciplinary approach and introduces candidates to the methodologies of practice as research.
Candidates are required to submit a body of translated work together with a critical exegesis. While its focus is on the theory and practice of translation, it draws upon a wide variety of fields including language, culture and literary studies, linguistics, semiotics, media and technology, science, finance and the law.
The main languages available are: Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. The following languages are subject to staff availability: Arabic, Croatian, Russian, Serbian and Ukrainian.
Joint Award PhD with the University of Bologna
The University of Bologna is probably the first University in the western world with history dating back to the 11th Century and is among Monash’s priority partners. Monash and Bologna share research strengths in the area of translation and intercultural studies and the programmes support existing activities by bringing supervising academics closer together. The partnership gives a significant boost to international research collaboration in interdisciplinary studies in translation, languages and cultures. For the students, it provides valuable exposure to two different research environments, cultures and sets of resources.