Italian Studies at NUI, Galway has a diverse range of research interests, ranging from literary studies to language teaching methodology and cultural topics.

Staff interests include Italian Critical Theory, Comparative Literary Studies, Romanticism, 19th Century Italian Literature and Civilization, 20th Century Italian Literature and Civilization, Travel Literature, Modern Italian Theatre, Italian History, Italian Children's Literature, Italian Women Writers, Modern and Contemporary Italian Poetry, Poetry in Translation, Translation Studies, Language Teaching Methodology and Applied Linguistics.

In 2009, NUI, Galway was voted University of the Year by the Sunday Times, and the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies has established itself as one of the outstanding centres of excellence in many areas of literary and critical investigation. Galway is a thriving city, renowned worldwide for its vibrant and dynamic cultural scene. Italian Studies plays a major role in the development of research at NUI, Galway, and the postgraduate experience in Italian Studies is both fulfilling and rewarding.