UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Italian Studies (Language, Culture and History)

Students can take this flexible, interdisciplinary programme as self-contained study or as preparation for a research degree. The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, tutorials, seminar-presentations, film screenings, and visits to research libraries including the British Library, the Warburg Institute, Institute of Historical Research and Senate House.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants must demonstrate proven competence in the Italian language, including good reading knowledge and aural comprehension. Applicants whose 1st degree is not in Italian, or whose 1st language is not Italian will normally be required to pass a test of their knowledge of the language before they can be admitted.

Course modules

Core module: Language, culture and history. This core module permits research into 2 of the following fields: Postcolonialism; trauma; memory; collective identities. Options: Renaissance texts (resources and research techniques); Dante (Divina Commedia); Marsilio Ficino; Giordano Bruno; Italy (a difficult modernity); advanced translation from and into Italian; contemporary Italian cultures; medieval and Renaissance Italian; genre in Italian cinema.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed by a variety of methods: unseen examinations, long essays, course work and the dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council; UCL Graduate School.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 18,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Admissions Officer
Telephone number: 
020 7679 3096