About This Course
The School of Modern Languages offers the possibility to do a PhD/MPhil in Italian Studies (three years full-time; six years part-time). The School has a long tradition of excellent postgraduate student support. Depending on the chosen research area, students will be assigned one or two supervisors and are guaranteed full access to computing facilities (including translation memory software), library provision and all School resources including the film library. There is a dedicated postgraduate study area within the School which students are encouraged to use as often as they can.
Our academic staff in Italian Studies can offer MPhil/PhD supervision on a wide variety of topics, a selection of which are listed below:
- Contemporary Italian History
- Italian mafias, religion and the Church
- Memory and Trauma Studies
- Women and Italian organised crime
- Cultural representation of violence
- Personal Narrative Performance
- Identity and power in social interactions
Co-supervision of comparative topics within the School can also be offered.
Completed PhD theses
PhD dissertations in Italian Studies successfully completed in the School of Modern Languages include: (2013) Gerwyn Owen: ‘The Jew as Dangerous Other in Early Italian Cinema, 1910–1914’. Co-supervised with Prof Nathan Abrams (SCSM).
International Year Zero: HSD GPA 2.0 OR SAT 1500+
International Year 1: HSD GPA 3.0 OR SAT 500+ each section OR ACTs 26+
Undergraduate Courses: HSD GPA 3.0 OR SAT 550+ each section OR ACTs 26+
Postgraduate Courses: Bachelor Degree GPA of 3.0. GRE not required
PhD/Research Course: Masters Degree
Note: Some courses may require higher entry requirements. Refer Individual Course page for details.
Applicants from USA need NOT provide additional evidence of English Language ability, if previous education was with English medium of instruction. Otherwise, an IELTS overall 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent is normally required (some courses may require a higher score).
A good honours degree with the ability to pursue research in a chosen field.