12 months
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19800 GBP/year
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About

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

Overview

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.

The Italian Studies at University of Birmingham 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.

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.

Programme Structure

Modern languages staff research supervision areas

  • Colonial and postcolonial studies
  • Digital Humanities in Modern Languages
  • Exile and Migration
  • French studies
  • German studies
  • Hispanic studies
  • Italian studies
  • Linguistics
  • Medieval Studies

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General 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 to our programmes usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK, usually in a relevant area.
  • Applicants for a PhD will also need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent), usually in a relevant area.

Any academic and professional qualifications or relevant professional experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases, form an integral part of the entrance requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19800 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • UK: £4,596 full-time, £2,298 part-time
  • International: £9,900 part-time (distance learning only)

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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