Research course


University of Liverpool · School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from both full-time and part-time students. For research degrees, we would normally expect applicants to have a BA or BSc degree of 2:1 standard (and also an MA) in a subject relevant to the proposed field of research. Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

An emphasis on the contemporary characterises research in the Italian subject group. Research is interdisciplinary and collaborative and focuses on areas in Italian Studies which are often underexplored.

Supervision in Italian includes Sociolinguistics, in particular the linguistic landscape, language policy and ideology, language and identity, language variation and change; Italian dialectology; Italian cinema; Italian crime fiction; cinematic adaptations of contemporary fiction; Italian media; Popular studies. The Sydney Jones Library hosts important collections of specialist publications and journals in all areas of Italian Studies.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927