Our regular standard of admission is at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1), although candidates will usually also have completed or be undertaking a Masters qualification.
- a straightforward, descriptive, and informative title
- the question that your research will address
- an account of why this question is important and worth investigating
- an assessment of how your own research will engage with recent study in the subject
- a brief account of the methodology and approach you will take
- a discussion of the primary sources that your research will draw upon, including printed books, manuscripts, archives, libraries, or museums
- an indicative bibliography of secondary sources that you have already consulted and/or are planning to consult
Months of entry
January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
Staff in Italian are involved in research primarily in the modern period and can provide postgraduate supervision in a range of topics in modern Italian literature and culture.
Our staff expertise is complemented by the broader research environment of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures and the College of Arts.
Staff research interests:
- Modern Italian literature and culture
- Women and 20th-century Italy (history, fiction and journalism)
- History and literature of the Italian Resistance to Fascism
- Modern Italian Poetry (especially Eugenio Montale and Edoardo Sanguineti)
- The Italian Neo-Avant-garde
- Emotions and the History of Modern Italy
- Literature and Cultural Identity of Trieste
- Modern Italian Theatre
Start dates are set by both the supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
- College of Arts Graduate School funding opportunities
- Eligibility and submission details : closing date is Friday 15 December 2017
- Eligibility and application details : closing date is Friday 15 December 2017 (we must also have received your PhD application by this date)
Qualification and course duration
MLitt by research
Course contact details