Italian town through an orchid.

Italian at Leeds attracts important figures in contemporary Italian culture.

We host the prestigious Leeds Centre for Dante Studies, which organises a series of public lectures and runs initiatives to support students working on Dante, including a national study day on Dante and the innovative Leeds Dante podcasts. 

Complete University Guide league table, 2019

— 12th in the UK (Italian)

We offer MA by Research and PhD in Italian studies and our research specialisms include:

  • Dante and the Middle Ages
  • the Renaissance
  • modern fiction
  • film
  • cultural studies
  • narratology
  • Sardinia
  • the history of the language
  • and printing and the history of the book.