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Italian and European Literature (Full-Time)

Why study Italian and European Literature at Warwick?

  • Warwick’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures comprises excellent academic specialisms (French, German, Hispanic and Italian Studies) and the Language Centre (whose offerings also include Arabic, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin and Portuguese), leading to a powerful combination of languages, research interests and degree courses.
  • The constituent academic subjects have consistently ranked among the very best in the UK in national and international league tables and are well known for their excellent scores in terms of student satisfaction.
  • Modules and degree courses are under constant review, ensuring that they are fresh, effective and challenging. Some courses are open to students who are beginners or intermediate in a language.
  • You will have access to outstanding facilities, including:
    – the University Language Centre, where there are opportunities to take extra language courses in addition to your main course of study (additional fees apply);
    – the Transnational Resources Centre (TRC), giving you exclusive access to over 3,000 DVDs in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese plus multimedia facilities, satellite television with integrated off-air recording facilities, video-editing software (with technical support), and DVD projection equipment.

Dr David Lines

Italian

Sophie Potter

4th year undergraduate

Why study at Warwick?

A view from our academics

What will I learn?

This degree allows the study of Italian alongside European language, literature, and culture and is taken in one of three possible variants. Italian components in language, culture, and literature are studied alongside modules in either (a) French language and culture, or (b) German language and culture, or (c) aspects of European literature. Your second year is spent studying at an Italian university, working alongside Italian staff and students, improving your knowledge and understanding of the country and culture which you have chosen to study.

Throughout your degree you will study Italian language at an appropriate level. In the third and fourth years you can choose from a range of advanced modules in the Department. Optional modules include Comparative Literature: Italian and English Short Fiction and Italian Cinema: Envisioning the Nation. In your final year, you can choose to research a dissertation.

For module information please visit the Italian and European Literature website.

How will I be learn?

You will have around 12 hours of contact time per week. We employ a variety of teaching styles, including: lectures, often to the whole year group; seminars of about 15 students, in which the emphasis is on student participation; and written, spoken and lab-based language classes in small groups. You will spend the rest of your time studying independently, preparing for classes, reading the primary texts, writing essays and working on your language skills.

How will I be assessed?

We will track your progress through language assignments, essays, presentations, portfolio submissions and
examinations (written and oral). Throughout your course you will receive detailed, personalised feedback to help you to improve your skills.

What opportunities are there to study abroad?

You will spend one year of your course abroad – usually your second or third year, depending on your course. We offer placements at carefully chosen partner institutions through the University’s study abroad scheme or through independent partnerships. It is also possible to work for the British Council as an English language
assistant, or to set up an independent work placement.

 

Entry Requirements

A Level AAB, including A Level in a modern language

International Baccalaureate 36 points, including 5 at Higher Level in a modern language

Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. Candidates must demonstrate required language skills.

General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies at A or AS level. Critical Thinking only accepted at AS level.

Essential Subjects

A level/Higher Level Italian not required. This degree has three streams, all of which require an A level or 5 at Higher Level in a modern language. The English stream also requires an A level or 5 at Higher Level in English Literature.

Further Information

Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

Interviews Applicants may be invited to interview at the discretion of the Department (usually where non-standard qualifications are involved).

Departmental Offer Holder Days Offers to applicants will include an invitation to a selection of Departmental Open Days, which are held in the spring term.

Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

Recent graduate destinations include:

Assistant Producer, France 24 TV; German market, American Express; Fraud Investigator, Apple; Translator, The Lonely Planet; Assistant to the Governor of the Banca Italia, International Marketing Assistant, Next plc; International Graduate, HSBC Private Bank.

Essential Information

Entry Requirements
A level: AAB, including a modern language

IB: 34 points, including 5 at Higher Level in any modern language

UCAS Code
RQ32

Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Duration
4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year), incuding a year abroad

Department website
School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Student blogs
Lottie Titcombe - Italian Studies

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
£9,000 per year - find out more about fees and funding

Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. For further information on the typical additional costs you should contact the department administering the course.

This information is applicable for 2017 entry.