A charming, beautiful language with one of the richest cultural histories in Europe.

Italy is the home of the design and fashion industries as well as being one of the world leaders in the arts, cinema, architecture and music. With a rich history dating back to the Roman era, Italy has significantly influenced the development of Europe.

Our courses in Italian offers students the chance to not only learn the language to a high level of proficiency, but also explore the culture that has shaped the social landscape of this inspiring country. Through a variety of modules you can learn about Italian cinema, the history of Italian art and study migration.

Italian can be studied either from a beginner or advanced level depending on your ability. We apply innovative methodologies in our teaching, including small group activities and constant discussion, with the support of native Italian teachers and exchange students.

We offer the following Italian courses:

CourseUCAS code
Ancient History and Italian (BA)RVJ1
Archaeology and Italian (BA)RV34
English Language and Italian (BA)QR33
French and Italian (BA)RR31
German and Italian (BA)RR32
History and Italian (BA)RV31
Italian (BA)R300
Italian and Economics (BA)RL31
Italian and English Literature (BA)RQ33
Italian and Japanese (BA)TR23
Italian and Music (BA)WR33
Italian and Philosophy (BA)VR53
Italian and Politics (BA)LR23
Italian and Spanish (BA)RR34
Modern Languages and Translation (BA) (Italian and a Second language*)76D3
Italian and Portuguese (BA)6YR4
Religious Studies and Italian (BA)VR63
Welsh and Italian (BA)QR53

* Second language options – German, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Why study Italian?

A language is a skill for life, and Italian opens up a host of opportunities to work in both the public and private sectors in Europe. The unique communications and intercultural skills that language graduates develop are in high demand by employers in the fields of teaching, fine arts, banking, the media, tourism and law to name a few.

Not only that, but understanding Italian means that you can explore some of the major contributions to European cultural life, including  film and literature, in their native language.

Year abroad options

One of the most exciting elements of this course is the opportunity to study or work in Italy during the third year. Many students choose to join the Erasmus programme and study in some of Italy’s most inspiring cities, including Milan, Florence, Ferrara and Venice. There is also a possibility for Italian students to take work placements in Sardinia subject to availability.

Find out more about study abroad options.