Italian is well established at Cardiff University, with Italian being taught in Cardiff since the 1950s.
We are a small, friendly section. Since most lecturers in the Italian section are Italian, you will find yourself working in a truly Italian environment from the start of your studies.
Italian staff have a wide range of interests, including Renaissance philosophy, twentieth century literature, contemporary cinema and politics. Our teaching reflects both our interests and our research.
We have a wide range of well-established degree schemes including Italian Single Honours and Joint Honours (in a number of combinations). With all these degree programmes, a full academic year (or half year in the case of a joint language degree) is spent in Italy as a compulsory requirement.
The degree programme is designed to help you develop not only a high degree of linguistic competence, but also a comprehensive understanding of Italy, its culture, history and institutions. Both students with A-Level (or equivalent) in Italian and those with an A-Level in another foreign language are catered for, with separate pathways in the first year.
For further information on degree programmes in Italian, please visit the Degree Programmes section of the website.