Italian - Structured

Today’s critical discourse is strongly influenced by Italian thinkers, and Italian Studies at University of Galway is one of the few places in Ireland and the UK where you can study their impacts and the effects they have on other disciplines in the Humanities, including comparative literature. Here you can enhance your understanding of translation and translation theory and put it into practice through the mentorship of leading experts in the field of subtitling. Students are exposed to our novel approach to language teaching and the application of new technologies to the study of Italian.

As part of the doctoral training available on the Structured PhD programme, students avail themselves of a range of interdisciplinary taught modules. The wide menu of available options include modules that:

-are discipline-specific in that they augment the student's existing knowledge in their specialist area
-are dissertation-specific in that they supply core skills which are essential to completion of the research project, e.g., additional language skills
-acknowledge a student's professional development, e.g., presentation of a paper at an international conference
-enhance a student's employability through generic training, e.g., careers workshops, literacy.

Each student will be assigned a primary Supervisor(s) and a Graduate Research Committee made up of experienced researchers to plan their programme of study and to provide on-going support to their research.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have an honours degree in Italian; Second Class Honours, Grade 1 minimum (or equivalent international qualification).

Application dates

Important: apply by mid-July for September entry

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.


Areas of interest

Staff interests include Italian Critical Theory, Comparative Literary Studies, Romanticism, 19th Century Italian Literature and Civilization, 20th Century Italian Literature and Civilization, Travel Literature, Modern Italian Theatre, Italian History, Italian Children's Literature, Italian Women Writers, Modern and Contemporary Italian Poetry, Poetry in Translation, Translation Studies, Language Teaching Methodology and Applied Linguistics.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

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    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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