This FAQ is going to sound very obvious, but the number of emails I get on this makes it worth repeating.
Research means just that, i.e. research. If you want to do an MA or a PhD in translation studies, you need to be an independent and active researcher. You have to take responsibility for your own work (this is true for any subject, of course, and not just translation studies or literature). I get many emails from readers asking me for research topics, book lists, literature reviews, and other information that, if they are truly serious about doing research, they should be doing themselves.
So: if you want to be a researcher, take responsibility for your own work and do your research.
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