Postgraduate study 

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Italian Studies at Birmingham is large and long-established, with world-class research. It is part of the Department of Modern Languages.

  • One of the biggest, and most vibrant, postgraduate communities in the UK for Italian Studies.
  • Supervision and teaching by international scholars with wide-ranging expertise, especially in cultural, political, cinema, and literary studies.
  • Effective support provided to postgraduate researchers by the Department and University:
    • PhD progress vivas each year to prepare for the final viva.
    • A yearly pg symposium with the University of Warwick where pg researchers present their work and get essential feedback.TNA meetings to discuss training needs and give advice on career progression.
    • Regular School pg forums (currently organised by members of Italian Studies)
    • Individual advice on making funding applications

Postgraduate courses

Translation Studies - Modern Languages PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

  • Postgraduate
  • Distance learning, doctoral research
  • Distance learning, full time, part time

This PhD in the Department of Modern Languages offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in the field of Translation Studies. Research strengths include: literary translation and reception; the history of translation; [more...]

Modern Languages MRes

  • Postgraduate
  • Combined research and taught
  • Full time, part time

The MRes in Modern Languages provides graduates with an outstanding opportunity to further both research and foreign language skills through a tailored programme which is unique in the UK. Graduates will carry out a research project of their choice, [more...]

Italian Studies PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

  • Postgraduate
  • Distance learning, doctoral research
  • Full time, part time

Italian Studies at Birmingham has an excellent record in attracting funding and a vibrant postgraduate community. The research environment is outstanding and it has one full AHRC PhD for the 2013/14 academic year. It is home to: the Leopardi Centre; [more...]

Translation Studies MA

  • Postgraduate
  • Taught
  • Full time, part time

Our Translation Studies MA is designed for people who would like to start a career as professional translators, for translators who would like to further develop their skills, or for anyone who is interested in translation and cross-cultural [more...]

All of our postgraduate students become part of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School. Visit the website to find out more about its vibrant research community and top class facilities, as well as funding and scholarship opportunities