Three years, or 36 months.
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.
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.