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English and Italian BA (Hons)

University of Bristol

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This degree combines English with the study of Italian language, art, and culture, which have had a lasting impact on Western civilization. Italian is one of the most studied languages in the world and is spoken worldwide by the Italian diaspora. The course offers an enriching experience with exciting intellectual challenges and a range of options that will allow you to pursue your own interests.Students on this course will join two departments with top researchers in a great diversity of fields and will be encouraged to develop expertise and research skills relevant to both subjects, while also considering the relationships between them.You will explore a rich variety of texts in their social, political and historical contexts and will develop excellent critical and communication skills, both in English and in Italian.You will follow a structured language course in Italian, as well as explore Italy's rich history and culture, choosing from a range of options that focus on literature, cinema, thought, politics and visual culture. You will spend your third year abroad in Italy, extending your language skills and cultural knowledge. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities: bristol.ac.uk/global-opportunities/go-abroad/You will complete a dissertation during your final year: a project that will ask you to bring together the skills you have developed while studying both disciplines.Teaching is delivered through lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, and one-to-one project supervision. Assessments may include presentations, essays, commentaries, exams, collaborative projects, debates, podcasts, video essays, and dissertations.Our course will ensure you practice a range of skills, which will make you attractive to future employers in the globalised workplace and in the sector of your choice.Italian can be studied from beginner’s level and post-A level (or equivalent). All modern languages students have access to our state-of-the-art Multimedia Centre. You can also access extracurricular activities such as talks by visiting speakers, societies, language cafés, student newspapers, and talent shows.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : AAA - AAA

A-level standard offer: AAA including a modern language and either English Literature or combined English Literature and Language.Contextual offer: ABB including A in either English Literature or combined English Literature and Language and B in a modern language.Please visit: bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/for more information about contextual offers.

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University information

University of Bristol

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, England

Bristol is one of the UK’s leading research universities, with a curriculum informed by the latest research and degrees taught by expert academics.
Around a quarter of Bristol students are international, with students from over 150 countries helping to create a friendly and diverse community.
The Careers Service offers advice, events and resources for international students during their studies and for up to three years after graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 100

    9th out of 27 8

  • Entry standards

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    166 80%

    10th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    18th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.47 69%

    98th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    151 65%

    14th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    15th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    11th

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