Italian studies

Italian StudiesWhy study Italian studies?

If you are an undergraduate student with a strong academic record, Honours in Italian Studies gives you the opportunity to pursue a year long program of study (two years part-time) which combines coursework and research in a specialised area of knowledge.  You can also elect to undertake a combined Honours year and gain expertise in two areas of study for a broad-ranging qualification.  Complete the Honours program with a high overall grade to qualify for entry into the Masters by Research program, or, in cases of high achievement, direct entry into the PhD program.

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Course information

Local students

Structure

Coursework

Three coursework subjects (60 credit points 50% of assessment)

A thesis (12 000 – 15 000 words)

The writing of a thesis, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis is designed to test your potential to conduct individual academic research, and conceive and carry out a research plan, to analyse and interpret data, to construct arguments, and produce a substantial piece of work. 50% of assessment

Entry requirements

To apply for entry to honours you are expected to have completed a Bachelor Degree majoring in Italian with at least 130 credit points of Italian subjects with a B average or better.  

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

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International students

Structure

Coursework

Three coursework subjects (60 credit points 50% of assessment)

A thesis (12 000 – 15 000 words)

The writing of a thesis, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis is designed to test your potential to conduct individual academic research, and conceive and carry out a research plan, to analyse and interpret data, to construct arguments, and produce a substantial piece of work. 50% of assessment

Entry requirements

To apply for entry to honours you are expected to have completed a Bachelor Degree majoring in Italian with at least 130 credit points of Italian subjects with a B average or better.  

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

Apply Now

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Your study experience 

Recent Honours topics in Italian

Recent Honours thesis topics in the Italian Program include: examination of the social construction of myth to explain Italo-Australian criminality; critical analysis of short stories by women published in literary journals during the Fascist and post-WWII periods; determination of the effects of the Counter-Reformation on the short stories of Ascanio De’ Mori; comparison of online newspaper reports on violent crimes in which Romanian migrants are the main suspects;  analysis of the translation of an Italian novel into English and its film adaptation; migration of Italian speakers from Istria to Italy after WWII; the translation of male conversation in Australian literature into Italian.

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About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences or focus on staff in Italian studies.

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