Course Overview

We combine 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. Today’s critical discourse is strongly influenced by Italian thinkers, and we are one of the few centres in Ireland and the UK where you can study their impacts and the effects they have on other disciplines in the Humanities. You will also have the opportunity to participate in our novel approach to language teaching and the application of new technologies to the study of Italian.

Programmes Available

MLitt (Italian), full-time
MLitt (Italian), part-time

Applications are made online via the University of Galway Postgraduate Applications System


Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements

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

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current research projects

Current funded research opportunity

Work Placement

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Career Opportunities

Find a Supervisor / PhD Project

If you are still looking for a potential supervisor or PhD project or would like to identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers, you can use our online portal to help in that search

Research Areas

Prof. Paolo Bartoloni
20th century Italian literature and culture, translation theory, comparative literature, critical theory.

Dr. Laura McLoughlin
Applied linguistics; translation studies and audiovisual translation; language teaching methodology; 20th-century literature and civilization.

Dr. Lindsay Myers
20th century Italian literature and civilization; Italian children's literature.

Dr. Anne O'Connor
19th century Italian literature; Italian history; travel literature; 20th century culture.

Researcher Profiles

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,750 p.a. (€5,890 including levy) 2024/25

Fees: Non EU

€14,500 p.a. (€14,640 including levy) 2024/25

Extra Information

EU Part time: Year 1 €4,250 p.a. (€4,390 including levy) 2024/25

All students, irrespective of funding, must pay the student levy of €140.


Contact Us

Prof. Paolo Bartoloni
T +353 91 492 392

What Our Students Say


Silvia Bernabei |   E-learning and foreign language acquisition

I have had a very positive experience so far as a PhD student in the Italian Department at NUIG. There are great facilities and seminars and the helpfulness of the people in the Department is a wonderful asset. It has been a very enriching experience, on a personal, cultural and educational level.