University of Reading

University of Reading

Italian Studies

Areas of special interest are: Dante studies; medieval intellectual history; medieval literature and culture; medieval ecclesiology; Renaissance literary culture and performing arts; intellectual history of the Renaissance; cultural institutions of the Renaissance; women's writing; history of Italian language; Italian socio-linguistics and dialectology; migration and minority studies; modern Italian literature and culture; Italian history; history of the church; women's history and women's studies; Italian cinema and history of the Italian cinema industry; modern Italian literature and culture; history of the Avant-garde; translation and transnational studies; history of the Italian publishing industry; modern Italian literature and culture; women's writing; Italian history; political and social history of Italy (1800-present); history of the mafia.

Entry requirements

Students should have a 2.1 degree or above (or equivalent from a university outside the UK).

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework essays (each of about 5000 words) and a dissertation on an approved topic (20,000 words).

Sponsorship information

Candidates may apply for Arts and Humanities Research Board studentship.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
MPhil Full-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

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