Research course


UCL - University College London · School of European Languages, Culture and Society

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry


Course content

Italian Studies at UCL is one of the largest centres in the UK, and our staff cover a broad range of specialisms. We have a strong tradition of collaborative relationships with other research centres and interdisciplinary consortia within UCL and the University of London, and at a national and international level, notably in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the USA.

Expertise covers periods from the medieval to the contemporary, with specific strengths in: Dante, medieval literature, Renaissance culture with special focus on theatre and women's writing, Romanticism, the political and cultural history of modern Italy, language study and generative linguistics, twentieth-century literature, avant-gardes, Fascism, Mafia, contemporary literature, cinema and graphic novels, ecocriticism and critical theory.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September.

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