Programme Duration 

Three years, or 36 months.

Programme Objectives

The PhD in Interpreting Studies is a three-year course (one-year course work and two years research work) which aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Enhance research on language interpreting with particular focus on evidence from African local settings;
  • Stimulate greater interest and build capacity in language interpreting teaching and   pedagogy in Africa;
  • Enhance expertise and decision-making in matters of spoken language communication in multilingual and multicultural settings, with specific focus on Africa.

Programme Outcomes

At the end of the programme, graduates should be able to:

  • lead research projects in spoken language translation and interpreting studies in Africa and other parts of the world;
  • contribute significantly to the improvement of the teaching staff situation in the training of interpreters as well as spoken and sign language communication in multilingual and multicultural Africa.
  • carry out innovative research for the improvement of practice and the development of social communication through language interpreting in Africa and beyond;
  • write an original thesis in any the relevant areas.