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 both within our School and in conjunction with other Schools from the University:
|Degree name||UCAS 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|
|International Relations and Politics (with a Language) (BSc Econ)||L292|
|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 Portuguese (BA)||6YR4|
|Italian and Spanish (BA)||RR34|
|Religious Studies and Italian (BA)||VR63|
|Welsh and Italian (BA)||QR53|
Italian is also offered, along with a second language option, on:
|Degree name||UCAS Code|
|Modern Languages and Translation (BA)||76D3|
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.