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MA for Research in Italian Studies

We offer a taught MA course specifically designed for postgraduates with a strong desire to continue their studies through PhD research. This 'for research' course includes:

  • A core module on critical theory (shared with French Studies, German Studies, and Hispanic Studies): 30 credits; 1 essay, 5000 words.
  • A related core module Research Skills in Modern Languages: 15 credits.
  • Two taught modules or Advanced Study Options (functioning on a tutorial basis, with topics to be agreed with the relevant tutor). Reflecting the School's expertise in Italian Studies from medieval times to the present, some of the MA modules offered typically include 'Shapes of Knowledge in Early Modern Italy' and 'Emigrants, Migrants, Immigrants' (offered according to student demand). There is scope for taking one of the two modules or ASOs in French, German or Hispanic Studies): 2 x 30 credits, 2 essays of 5000 words each.
  • A dissertation of 20,000 words: 75 credits.

Note that this course is different from the MA by Research in Italian in that the latter does not include taught elements.

Applicants need strong references and at least a good upper second-class degree (at least 3.5 GPA in North American terms). They should be able to demonstrate an intention to continue on to PhD study.

Enquiries about the structure and content of the course can be directed to Dr David Lines (D dot A dot Lines at warwick dot ac dot uk), Director of Graduate Studies. Please direct questions about the mechanics of applying to the Postgraduate Secretary, Caroline Parker (Caroline dot Parker at warwick dot ac dot uk)