University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Italian Studies

Doctoral researchers are involved in student-led seminars, discussion groups and networks including ROLES (the postgraduate and sexuality research network), the Graduate Centre for Europe (GCfE), the Birmingham Centre for Translation (BCT) and EMREM (a postgraduate forum for researchers working on early medieval, medieval, renaissance, reformation and / or early modern topics). The department is home to the Leopardi Centre, a Leverhulme-funded project on populists in power, an AHRC-funded project on Leopardi's Zibaldone and an AHRC-funded project on 'Interdisciplinary Italy 1900-2010'. Research interests range from medieval to contemporary Italy and include expertise in literary studies, history of art, translation studies, cinema and visual culture studies, politics and media studies and cultural studies.

Entry requirements

Our requirements for postgraduate research are dependent on the type of programme you are applying for. For MRes and MA by Research programmes, entry usually requires a good (normally a 2.1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK.
If you are applying for a PhD then you will usually also need to hold a good Master's qualification.

Course modules

The MA by research programme requires students to prepare a dissertation of up to 40,000 words on a topic of their choice, for which an academic staff member will provide expert supervision. The PhD leads to a dissertation of up to 80,000 words on a subject of choice and under the expert supervision of an academic member of staff.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Distance learning January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Distance learning January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Distance learning January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Distance learning January 2017 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Distance learning January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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