Postgraduate study in Italian

Postgraduate study opportunities in Italian

 We offer a complete range of postgraduate programmes in Italian. You can study with internationally renowned staff who specialise in key areas of Italian cultural studies.

Study and research opportunities reflect our teaching and research strengths:

  • medieval and Renaissance studies
  • eighteenth-century Italian theatre
  • nineteenth-century Italian fiction
  • twentieth-century literature
  • Italian theatre and film
  • women’s studies
  • Italian popular culture.

We recommend an interdisciplinary approach, and encourage you to enrol in courses from other subjects, such as History or Comparative Literature.

Postgraduate careers

Our graduates have found employment in translation and interpreting, diplomacy, journalism, tourism, importing and exporting, and government service. Recent PhD graduates are currently teaching at university level.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Italian

The BA(Hons) is a stand alone degree at postgraduate level. It may be taken after a completed BA and is awarded as a separate qualification. The BA(Hons) may be used as the entry qualification for the one year MA.

Admission requirements

A BA with a major in Italian. You must have an average grade of B or higher in 45 points above Stage II in the major.

Programme overview

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Required course of study

Consult the BA(Hons) schedule for the courses you may take and how to structure your study.

Master of Arts in Italian

Programme overview

Master of Arts

There are two separate MA options, depending on your entrance pathway.

120-point (one-year) MA

The 120-point MA requires one year of full-time study, with admission from a BA(Hons) or PGDipArts. It is available as either a research or taught masters.

Admission requirements

A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Italian with an average grade of B or higher.

Required course of study

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

240-point (two-year) MA

The 240-point MA requires two consecutive years of full-time study, with admission from a BA or approved equivalent qualification. It is available as either a research or taught masters.

Admission requirements

A BA with a major in Italian. You must have an average grade of B or higher in at least 45 points above Stage II in the major.

To progress to the second year of the MA

In the first 120 points of MA enrolment, you must achieve:

  • An average grade of B, or
  • For a research masters, any grade specified for enrolment in a thesis or research portfolio. If you do not achieve the required grade, enrolment for the MA cannot continue.

Required course of study

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

Apply and enrol

To apply and enrol for postgraduate study, visit our page on how to apply.

Contact a Graduate Adviser

For more information on postgradute study in Italian, contact an Adviser.