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UCL's Italian department is one of the largest in the UK, and our staff cover a broad range of specialisms. We have a strong tradition of collaborative relationships with research centres and interdisciplinary consortia both within UCL and the University of London, and at a national and international level, notable in Italy and the USA.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 3 years
  • Part-time: 5 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
Overseas:
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. You are strongly recommended to identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

English language requirement: Good

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

International equivalencies

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Funding

Jean Orr Scholarship

Value:
£7,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students studying in one or more of the eligible departments.

Jean Orr Scholarship

Value:
£7,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students studying in one or more of the eligible departments.

Jean Orr Scholarship

Value:
£7,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students studying in one or more of the eligible departments.

Jean Orr Scholarship

Value:
£7,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students studying in one or more of the eligible departments.

Jean Orr Scholarship

Value:
£7,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students studying in one or more of the eligible departments.

Jean Orr Scholarship

Value:
£7,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students studying in one or more of the eligible departments.

Jean Orr Scholarship

Value:
£7,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students studying in one or more of the eligible departments.

Siva-Finestone Master's Scholarship in French

Value:
£8,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Open to students enrolled on the MA in Language, Culture and History (French and Francophone Studies).

Siva-Finestone Master's Scholarship in French

Value:
£8,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Open to students enrolled on the MA in Language, Culture and History (French and Francophone Studies).

Siva-Finestone Master's Scholarship in French

Value:
£8,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Open to students enrolled on the MA in Language, Culture and History (French and Francophone Studies).

Siva-Finestone Master's Scholarship in French

Value:
£8,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Open to students enrolled on the MA in Language, Culture and History (French and Francophone Studies).

Siva-Finestone Master's Scholarship in French

Value:
£8,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Open to students enrolled on the MA in Language, Culture and History (French and Francophone Studies).

Siva-Finestone Master's Scholarship in French

Value:
£8,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Open to students enrolled on the MA in Language, Culture and History (French and Francophone Studies).

Siva-Finestone Master's Scholarship in French

Value:
£8,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Open to students enrolled on the MA in Language, Culture and History (French and Francophone Studies).

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

Employability

The department supports doctoral students in developing a range of skills that are invaluable not only to careers in academia, but in numerous other fields where PhD holders are prized for their skills in communication, critical analysis, management of projects and deadlines, and intercultural mediation. Recent doctoral students have gone on to work in universities and schools, in libraries, museums and archives, in NGOs and in broadcasting and film industries.

Why study this degree at UCL?

Department staff offer expert supervision across a broad span of cultural, historical, literary and linguistic disciplines. We are the only Italian department in the new Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) London Research Consortium, a major source of doctoral funding. Training opportunities include membership of a dedicated italian research programme linking five UK universities as well as UCL's doctoral school programme.

The department has close links to important research centres, both within UCL and in London University. Exceptional research libraries, including the British Library, are close at hand, and UCL Library has important holdings in italian, notable major collections on Dante and the renaissance. Staff have close relationships with London museums and cultural centres such as the Estorick, the Tate, Poetry in the City, the British Film Institute, the Italian Cultural Institute, the BBC, and others.

Student / staff ratios › 52 staff › 120 taught students › 18 research students

Department: School of European Languages, Culture & Society

Degree reviews

Student review

"I found the support and encouragement of my supervisors the most valuable part of my university supervisors, as well as the number and variety of opportunities available to postgraduate students: societies, talks, PGTA roles, conferences, collaborative projects etc."

Bethany Gaunt

Subject: Italian MPhil/PhD

Application and next steps

Applications

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. You are strongly recommended to identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

For more information see our Applications page.

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