Research course

Department of Italian

University of Leeds · Department of Italian
PhDMA by researchMPhil

Entry requirements

Good honours degree in Italian or related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The department of Italian is part of the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies. With more than 10 staff members the department has special interests in Dante and the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, modern fiction, film, cultural studies, narratology, Sardinia, the history of the language, and printing and the history of the book.

Library resources at the University are of a high standard providing an extensive coverage of texts and critical works from the 13th century to the present.

Department specialisms

Machiavelli; Contemporary Italy; Sardinia; the Italian Media; Medieval and Renaissance Literature; Book History in the Renaissance; 20th-century Narrative; History of the Language; Gender Studies; Cinema.

Fees and funding

AHRB, university scholarships, School scholarships. See the University Scholarship portal for full information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36+ months

MA by research

full time
12+ months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Office
0113 343 3460