Italian Studies was ranked third in the UK in The Times-Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014. Also, we are the only UK university where undergraduates studying Italian can take their year abroad in the second year of their course.
Italian Studies at Warwick is an extremely dynamic subject area, displaying internationally-recognized research excellence, curricular breadth and depth, and a lively and engaged student community. We pride ourselves on attracting students from many different countries. Our graduates (many of whom had not studied Italian before) have gone into remarkably varied walks of life, from advertising, communications, media and banking to teaching and interpreting. They often comment on the importance of our strongly supportive environment.
At Warwick you can study topics from Dante to the 21st century, using a combination of literary, linguistic and historical approaches. Staff interests are often comparativist; many modules discuss the movement of people, texts and ideas across time or space. Your second year is usually spent in Italy.
Warwick has one of the UK's largest and most active communities of postgraduate students in Italian Studies. Areas of advanced study and research span from medieval times to the present, encompassing literary and cultural studies, intellectual history, translation studies and visual cultures. We support students to develop high-level intellectual and professional skills and creative collaborations.
Both nationally and internationally, Italian at Warwick has an enviable reputation as a major research hub.
The standing of our academic staff, ability to win major research grants, the quality of research fellows (six in 2014–15) and large research student community testify to the seriousness with which we pursue research, but also to our innovative and fresh spirit. Many projects have rich international connections with partners in Europe, Australia and the United States.
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