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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Clifton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 24-JAN-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Programme overview

PhD: a research project undertaken across three years (full-time, plus a writing up period), culminating in an 80,000 word thesis. As well as having the option to audit taught units, there may be the potential for PhD students to teach units themselves from their second year of study onwards.

The Department of Italian has a strong commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. We promote a vigorous research culture in a co-operative and positive atmosphere, which enables postgraduate research projects and the research of staff to thrive.

The department pursues the study of Italian culture in an interdisciplinary context, which challenges traditional parameters of the discipline to advance knowledge in our areas of expertise. We currently have particular strengths in the literature, visual culture and cultural history of modern and contemporary Italy, and in the literary and cultural history of the medieval period.

This research degree is also available via distance learning.

Careers

Many graduates from this programme develop careers in higher education or work on high-level research projects in the field of Italian; others take their in-depth understanding of literary and visual cultures into a host of other professions, such as translation, journalism, publishing and the cultural industry.

The advanced critical and professional skills developed at postgraduate level, alongside skills in research and communicating research, also prepare our graduates for a diverse range of careers, from the civil service and law to commerce and the media.

Application deadline

02 December 2020, 02 August 2021, 01 December 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Bristol

  • University League Table

    14th

  • Campus address

    University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 23 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    149 68%

    13th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%

    5th

    17

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