Italian Studies at NUIG combines a strong research interest in selected areas of 19th and 20th century Italian culture and literature as well as cutting-edge and innovative expertise in interdisciplinary studies, bringing together disciplines such as literature, philosophy, linguistics, translation studies, and film studies in exciting new methodological ways. Today's critical discourse is strongly influenced by Italian thinkers, and Italian Studies at NUIG 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 will also be 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.