Dissertation in Italian

Module code: IT3176
Module co-ordinator: Dr Simona Storchi

Aims and Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module students will be able to:

  • Define a viable field of research within Italian studies
  • Compile a bibliography on a chosen topic with minimal guidance from your supervisor
  • Apply critical approaches to the material under analysis
  • Organise and present the research topic in detail, formulating an argument of some complexity, supported with evidence from primary sources
  • Demonstrate an ability to combine a variety of IT skills in researching and reporting on a topic


  • 5 hours of tutorials
  • 5 hours of project supervision
  • 140 hours of guided independent study

Individual research supported by five supervision sessions in which students can ask for advice on bibliography and methodology, rehearse their argument and ask questions.


  • Presentation (10%)
  • Dissertation, 7,000-9,000 words (90%)