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Postgraduate Courses

Department of Italian

 

PhD and MPhil Courses

MPhil and PhD

PhD

The Italian Section has a thriving international community of postgraduate students working towards the PhD. It has an excellent track record in securing funding for students, who have gone on to exciting careers within and beyond academia. 

Topics and Supervisors

The Italian Section welcomes a broad, interdisciplinary range of research at PhD level under the general heading of Italian Studies, across all periods from medieval to modern. The research interests of academic staff can be found here. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact directly a potential supervisor to discuss their proposed research application.

Potential applicants may also like to consult the information on current PhD students.

Applications and Funding

Information on applications can be found on the Faculty pages. Information on part-time study may also be of interest.For guidance on the costs of Graduate courses at the University of Cambridge, click here. There are several possible routes to finding funding for PhD research in Italian at Cambridge. The Department has recently been successful in being awarded AHRC grants for both MPhil and PhD research. Details of how to apply for these and other funding routes can be found here.​ For more general information about funding for the PhD, see the central University funding pages.

* Sykes Postgraduate Research Studentships in Italian (Masters and PhD). For further information click here


MPhil

The Italian Section very much welcomes graduate students for MPhil (Masters) programmes.

The Italian Section participates in all three of the MML Faculty's MPhil courses, and Italian pathways are taught by members of the Department;. Please follow one of the links below for information relevant to the course you wish to follow.

Applications and Funding

Information on applications can be found on the Faculty pages. Information on part-time study may also be of interest.For guidance on the costs of Graduate courses at the University of Cambridge, click here. There are several possible routes to finding funding for Mphil research in Italian at Cambridge. The Department has recently been successful in being awarded AHRC grants for both MPhil and PhD research. Details of how to apply for these and other funding routes can be found here.​ For more general information about funding for MPhil courses, see the central University funding pages.

* Sykes Postgraduate Research Studentships in Italian (Masters and PhD). For further information click here

All formal applications must be made through the central Graduate Admissions Office. Before applying, applicants are strongly encouraged to contact directly one of the members of staff working in their proposed area or, for other inquiries to contact the Graduate Coordinator (Professor Robert Gordon). The Italian Section does not necessarily expect potential applicants for the MPhil to have detailed plans about their proposed area of study, and is more than happy to discuss general inquiries and receive indications of interest. Students (and funding authorities) prefer that graduate studies should begin with the MPhil which, after one year, may serve as a qualification for a further two or three years' work towards a PhD. This is the Italian Section's preferred route for those applicants wishing to study for a PhD.


Further Information

Please see information on current research in the Italian Section and our staff research specialist areas.

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