You should have near-native speaker competence in Italian.
MScR: A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject.
PhD: A UK 2:1 honours degree and a masters degree, or their international equivalents, in a related subject. We may also consider your application if you have equivalent qualifications or experience; please check with your potential supervisor before you apply.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.
Months of entry
As a postgraduate research student of Italian studies, you will be exposed to an environment that celebrates both language and culture, through rigorous research and vibrant social events.
Studied informally here at Edinburgh since the late 16th century, Italian was formally added to the curriculum in 1919. Since then it has developed into a broad area of study that engages with both contemporary culture and historical times, when Italy shaped our civilisation.
Postgraduates are an integral part of our research community. We can offer you supervision in:
- comparative literature
- digital philology and second language acquisition
- film studies
- Italian cultural studies (most areas, including literary studies from the Middle Ages to the present)
- literary theory
- translation studies
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Graduate School Administrator
- +44 (0)131 650 4114