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PhD Italian Studies
Expert research supervision in Italian language, history and culture.

PhD Italian Studies / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
Duration
36 months [Full-time], 72 months [Part-time]
Entry requirements

Successful completion of a Masters course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training, is a prerequisite for entry to a PhD. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials. 

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
There is no limit on the number of places available.
How to apply
 For details of how to apply, go to: Applying for a postgraduate programme

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PhD Y Y N N

Programme description

Italian Studies at Manchester undertakes internationally recognized research which is both wide- ranging and markedly interdisciplinary, with a particular focus on Modernism, history of the book and periodical studies, late medieval and Renaissance literary and cultural studies, translation studies and linguistics. In the 2014 REF, Modern Languages and Linguistics at Manchester, the unit of assessment that includes Italian Studies, had more than 70% of research outputs rated at 4* (world leading)/3* (internationally excellent). These results place Modern Languages and Linguistics at Manchester at a highly impressive 3rd out of 57 submissions, nationally, based on research power (calculated by 4* and 3* times number of staff submitted).

A considerable number of PhD candidates in Italian have pursued research across fields from the medieval to modern, including linguistics, often supported by funding secured from major AHRC research project awards. Italian has also been at the forefront of the relaunch of the John Rylands Research Institute ( http://www.jrri.manchester.ac.uk/ ) based at the University's special collections securing PhD bursaries for candidates working on the world-class holdings of early Italian printed books and manuscripts from the Spencer, Christie, and Bullock collections. Staff are also involved in collaborations with colleagues from institutions across the world and have recently secured visiting professorships, fellowships, and grants at Harvard University, the Folger Library, the Morgan Library and the British School in Rome. The research culture is further enhanced by the presence of Visiting Professors and Lecturers from Italy and the USA, participation in the interdisciplinary seminars held by CIDRAL ( http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/cidral/ ), and our own research seminars.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): £18,000
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA

Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.

Scholarships/sponsorships

British and EU students intending to take a research degree (MPhil or PhD) in the School are eligible to apply for support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and may be eligible to apply to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). AHRC and ESRC grants are competitive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students. Please see the  School website  for further details.

The School also offers a limited number of bursaries and studentships on a competitive basis, details of which will be posted on the  School website  as soon as they are available.

Please note that whilst we do not have closing dates for programme applications, all funding competitions have a specified deadline for submitting the funding application form and a separate (earlier) deadline for submitting the online programme application form, both of which will be stated in the funding competition details on the School website

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
Rachel Corbishley
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 3559
Email
Website
http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/modern-languages/research/postgraduate-research/italian-studies/
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