University of Birmingham

Italian Studies PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

  • Full time: PhD – 3 years, MA by Research – 1 year

Program Description

Researchers in Italian studies at Birmingham have the opportunity to explore how the study of languages, discourses, and cultures challenges how we understand and experience the world.

Research interests range from Medieval to Contemporary Italy and include expertise in literary studies, history of art, translation studies, sexuality and gender studies, and cultural studies.

Italian Studies is part of the Department of Modern Languages, which boasts a vibrant and diverse postgraduate community and provides a range of support for its research students. 

 

We offer two postgraduate research-only programmes, whether you are looking to complete your academic studies with a PhD or pursue your research at Masters level. Find out more about what to expect from a PhD and MA by Research.

 

You can study both programmes full-time or part-time, on campus or by distance learning. The College of Arts and Law is experienced in delivering high quality distance learning to students all over the world. Find out more on our distance learning website.

 

Our current Modern Languages PhD students

To find out more about the range of research currently being undertaken by our PhD students and the academics providing supervision, read our profiles of current doctoral researchers.

Why study this course?

  • World-leading research: In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results, 75% of research at the University of Birmingham for Modern Languages and Linguistics was judged to be ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
  • Excellent facilities: Postgraduate students in Modern Languages are fully supported to achieve their goals. They have access to excellent training facilities and opportunities to participate in research seminars and other activities as a means of developing a broad range skills and knowledge.
  • Employability skills: Birmingham’s Modern Languages postgraduates develop excellent communication skills, whilst cultural awareness and foreign language skills are highly sought after by employers. Postgraduates in Modern Languages also have a range of transferable skills including the ability to gather and interpret information, organisational skills and the ability to work well with others.
  • Leopardi Centre: The Department is home to the Leopardi Centre, one of only three centres world-wide set up by the Centro Nazionale di Studi Leopardiani in the year of Leopardi’s bicentenary to promote the study and knowledge of Leopardi and facilitate research on Leopardi and related topics.

The postgraduate experience

The College of Arts and Law offers excellent support to its postgraduates, from libraries and research spaces, to careers support and funding opportunities. Learn more about your postgraduate experience.

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