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Doing a PhD in Italian is a rewarding experience. At Cambridge I have found a dynamic and vibrant environment, with an excellent reputation for its research quality and impact. The academic staff offer exceptional teaching and expertise in every area of Italian literature and culture, from the Middle Ages to the Present. There is also a close-knit community of postgraduates keen on supporting each other and developing new ideas. One of the things that I like most is the constant intellectual exchange between doctoral students and senior academics. And this is vital to research excellence and innovation.

Nicolò Morelli (July 2017)


The Italian department is an inspiring, supportive and lively place in which to do a PhD. The quality of the supervision and the range of opportunities for research and development are outstanding - I couldn’t ask for a better faculty or university in which to study.

Helena Phillips-Robins (March 2015)