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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 Postgraduate courses at the University of Cambridge, click here. There are several possible routes to finding funding for PhD research in Italian at Cambridge. Details of how to apply for funding can be found here.​ For more general information about funding, 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 postgraduate 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 Postgraduate courses at the University of Cambridge, click here. There are several possible routes to finding funding for Mphil research in Italian at Cambridge.  Details of how to apply for 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 Postgraduate 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 Postgraduate 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 postgraduate 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.

Latest News

PhD grant (Italian Section, MMLL and the British School at Rome) - Postwar Rome 1944-1951: Transnational flows and the culture of occupation and reconstruction

3 October 2022

The Italian Section is pleased to invite applications for a collaborative PhD award (CDA) between Cambridge and the British School at Rome, starting in October 2023. The PhD project will be on the topic: Postwar Rome 1944-1951: Transnational flows and the culture of occupation and reconstruction . Candidates will be...

Dr Jessica Maratsos as new Assistant Professor of Italian in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

18 August 2022

The Italian Section is delighted to announce that Dr Jessica Maratsos will be joining us from 1 September as our new Assistant Professor of Italian in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies. You can read about her recent book, Pontormo and the Art of Devotion in Renaissance Italy (Cambridge, 2021) here: https://doi.org/10...

Professor Virginia Cox has been elected as Fellow of the British Academy for the humanities and social sciences

25 July 2022

The Italian Section is delighted to announce that Professor Virginia Cox has been elected as Fellow of the British Academy . Virginia Cox’s research focuses on Renaissance and Counter-Reformation Italian literature, on the history of the reception of classical rhetorical theory in Italy between the thirteenth and sixteenth...

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