College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies,
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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

Areas of interest

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.

PAC code

MLitt (full-time) GYB44
MLitt (part-time) GYB45

Fees for this course

EU: €5,250 p.a. 2018/19

Non-EU: €14,250 p.a. 2018/19

EU Part time:  Year 1 [2018/19] €3,575. p.a.


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.

How to Apply