Italian Studies at Birmingham has an excellent record in attracting postgraduate students and offers a vibrant postgraduate community that is firmly anchored within the broader context of Modern Languages. The MA by Research programme requires you to prepare a dissertation of up to 40,000 words on a topic of your choice, for which an academic staff member will provide expert supervision.
Our research-active staff in Italian Studies conduct and publish work that is nationally and internationally renowned. Indicators of the quality of our research include frequent reviews of our publications, high success rates in grant capture, and regular invitations to talk about our research at UK Universities and abroad. As well as carrying out individual research, we are involved in international research networks that our postgraduates gain instant access to. We are as committed to supervising our postgraduate students as we are to our own research and invite you to view our staff profiles for possible research topics.