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

Sexuality and Gender Studies MRes

The MRes in Sexuality and Gender Studies is an example of truly interdisciplinary collaboration, staffed by academics from a range of disciplines, each bringing their specific expertise to bear on the topics under discussion. The programme [more...]

Modern Languages MRes

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...]

Translation Studies MA

Are you looking to develop your career as a professional translator? Are you already a translator looking to further develop your skills? Or are you interested in translation and cross-cultural communication as an area of research? 

Our [more...]

Holocaust and Genocide MA/Diploma/Certificate

Co-taught by staff in History, Modern Languages and Theology and Religion, this interdisciplinary programme will immerse you in past and present debates about researching, remembering and commemorating the Holocaust and other genocides. You have the [more...]

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

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...]

Sexuality and Gender Studies PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

Supervision from leading international scholars of interdisciplinary Sexualty and Gender Studies.

Postgraduate research in Sexuality and Gender Studies is a truly interdisciplinary collaboration, led by academics from a range of disciplines, each [more...]

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

Italian Studies at Birmingham has an excellent record in attracting funding and a vibrant postgraduate community. It is home to: the Leopardi Centre; a Leverhulme-funded project on populists in power; an AHRC-funded project on Leopardi's Zibaldone; [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