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Italian Studies (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

Italian at Warwick gives you the opportunity to study the language, literature, culture, politics and history of one of Europe’s most ancient civilisations, offering specialist teaching from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to today’s multicultural Italy.
The degree is designed to develop high level skills in language, communication, critical thinking and analysis. In your first year you will study Italian language at beginner’s, intermediate or advanced level, building up skills in written and spoken Italian. You will also (depending on degree combination) take modules
focusing on cultural topics. You will spend one year of your degree abroad taking courses at one of our partner universities
across Italy (currently including Turin, Genoa, Bologna, Siena and Rome). We hold a residential course in Venice at Warwick’s
own Italian base, the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, which is open to students on the year abroad. After your year abroad, you will continue your study of Italian language. You will be exposed to a truly bilingual environment, often sharing classes with Italian native speakers who join us from our partner universities in Italy. You will also choose from a broad variety of literary, historical, and
cultural modules, taught by leading experts. You can view the modules currently available for second- and final-year students on our website at www.warwick.ac.uk/italianmodules
 
What will I learn?

This is an innovative four-year degree which focuses on Italian language and culture. It is ideal for you if you have a strong interest in all things Italian. Each year you will study Italian language at an appropriate level – beginners, intermediate or advanced, and up to three other components in Italian culture, history and literature (you have the option of taking a module from outside the Department each year if you wish).

Optional modules in Italian range from contemporary Italian culture and comparative literature to the study of aspects of Medieval and Renaissance thought and culture. Your year abroad is normally 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. In year four, you can also choose to study a topic of your choice in greater depth in a dissertation, exploring and researching your selected topic with support from academic staff.

You can view the modules currently available for second- and final-year students on our website at www.warwick.ac.uk/italianmodules

How will I learn?

We employ a variety of teaching approaches, including lectures, seminars (in which the emphasis is on student participation) and written and spoken language classes. You will spend the rest of your time studying independently, preparing for classes, reading or watching primary texts, engaging with secondary sources, writing essays and working on your language skills.

How will I be assessed?

We will track your progress through a variety of methods, including 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 normally spend either the second or third year of your course abroad. 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 ABB, including a modern or classical language

    International Baccalaureate 34 points, including 5 at Higher Level in any modern or classical 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.

    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.

What modules could I study?

We offer a wide variety of modules exploring Italian language, culture, society and history.

More information about modules and the structure of this course can be found on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures website.

*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Where can my degree take me?

Our graduates work for organisations including: United Nations, the Ministry of Defence, British Airways, BBC Sussex, Nestle. Job roles include: Lead European marketer, Freelance translator & Editor, German Language Teacher, Project Controller, European Graduate trainee, Events Assistant.

  • ITALIAN WITH FRENCH R3R1 BA/ItwFr

    ITALIAN WITH GERMAN R3R2 BA/ItwGe

    ITALIAN WITH SPANISH R3R4 BA/ItwSp

    ITALIAN STUDIES WITH PORTUGESE R3R5

    ITALIAN STUDIES WITH RUSSIAN R3R7

    ITALIAN STUDIES WITH CHINESE R3T1

    ITALIAN STUDIES WITH JAPANESE R3T2

    ITALIAN STUDIES WITH ARABIC R3T6

    ITALIAN WITH THEATRE STUDIES R3W4 BA/ItThS4

    ITALIAN WITH FILM STUDIES R3W6 BA/ItFS4

    ENGLISH AND ITALIAN LITERATURE QR33 BA/EIL4

    FRENCH AND ITALIAN STUDIES RR13 BA/FrIt

    GERMAN STUDIES AND ITALIAN RR23 BA/GeIt

    HISTORY AND ITALIAN VR13 BA/HI

    ITALIAN AND CLASSICS RQ38 BA/ItalC

    ITALIAN STUDIES AND ECONOMICS R3L2

    ITALIAN AND HISTORY OF ART RV33 BA/ItalHA

    FRENCH STUDIES WITH ITALIAN R1R3 BA/FrwIt

    GERMAN WITH ITALIAN R2R3 BA/GewIt

    HISTORY OF ART WITH ITALIAN V3R3 BA/HAwIt

    HISPANIC STUDIES AND ITALIAN RR43 BA/HSIt

    HISPANIC STUDIES WITH ITALIAN RR4H BA/HSwIt

    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WITH ITALIAN N1R3 BSc

    POLITICS, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND ITALIAN (M165)

Essential information

Entry Requirements
A level: ABB, including a modern or classical language

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

UCAS Code
R300

Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Duration
4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)

Department website

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Student blogs

Daniel Williams - Italian and French

Juliette Bone - French with Italian

Claudia Lussana - Hispanic Studies and Italian

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
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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 please see the Additional Costs page.

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This information is applicable for 2018 entry.