MA Modern Italian History
-Full-time: 12 months
-Part-time: 24 months
The MA in Modern Italian History is offered in conjunction with the Department of History, and is designed both as a free-standing degree for those wishing to extend their knowledge of modern Italian history and also as a preparation for research.
The course comprises two core modules on historical skills and resources and key themes in modern Italian history and historiography. You also take two further modules in specialist areas of nineteenth and twentieth century Italian or European political, social and cultural history. You may also, as part of the core module, take a module in Italian language.
Assessment is by coursework essays and a dissertation on an approved topic of modern Italian history.
The University of Reading is the United Kingdom's leading centre for the study of modern Italian history. It is the only university in the United Kingdom to have a designated post for an historian of modern Italy. Its library holdings on Italy are unique, and comprise more than 20,000 volumes, over 130 periodical titles, and important archive and newspaper collections. The Centre for Modern Italian History (CMIH) has been set up to utilise these holdings to the full, promote postgraduate study of modern Italian history in Britain, and foster links with scholars in Italy and other overseas countries