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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Italian Language Italy Studies

Course type


Course Summary

As a postgraduate research student of Italian studies, you will be exposed to an environment that celebrates both language and culture, through rigorous research and vibrant social events. Studied informally here at Edinburgh since the late 16th century, Italian was formally added to the curriculum in 1919. Since then it has developed into a broad area of study that engages with both contemporary culture and historical times, when Italy shaped our civilisation. Postgraduates are an integral part of our research community. We can offer you supervision in: comparative literature; digital philology and second language acquisition; film studies; Italian cultural studies (most areas, including literary studies from the Middle Ages to the present); literary theory; translation studies.

Different course options

Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 3 years | JAN

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The fee for 2018-19 is £4,260. There will be slight increases in 2019-20 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a UK 2:1 honours degree and a masters degree, or their international equivalents, in a related subject. Students with equivalent qualifications or experience will also be considered.

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