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English Literature and Italian BA (Hons)

University of Reading

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

On this BA English Literature and Italian joint degree course, you can explore the enduring links between these two cultures.

Everyone in our departments, from new lecturers to professors, teaches at every level of the degree: this gives you the benefit of our expertise and makes you part of the conversation about our research. A great deal of your time will be spent in small-group teaching sessions, which we believe is vital for successful study in the Humanities. We’re proud of our small language classes, led by native speakers. Direct access to expert staff for help and feedback ensures you develop your skills to the best of your ability.

Career

By the time you graduate, you will be able to write and speak fluently in Italian: an immensely useful skill when there is currently a great shortage of well-qualified linguists in the UK. The experience of studying or working abroad shows employers that you have self-reliance, adaptability and enterprise. In your three years with us, you will develop the skills needed to research a problem, manage documentation, and present results clearly and persuasively: these are important skills in today’s economy.

Our graduates have an excellent record of finding careers in many different sectors, including education, publishing, translation, EU institutions, finance, fashion, entertainment, the film business and tourism, both in the UK and abroad. They have found employment with companies and organisations such as the Ministry of Defence, Energis Communication, BNP Paribas, the Taylorian Institution Library and Riso Scotti SRL, Christie’s, Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, PGL Travel Ltd. Many opt to continue their studies at postgraduate level, either at MA level or on vocational courses in teaching, business administration, or archive studies.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 17,320per 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 : BBB

A level English Literature or a related subject at grade B. Related subjects: English Language & Literature, English Language, Drama & Theatre Studies, Creative Writing.

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University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    62nd out of 106 5

    20th out of 23 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    118 58%

    49th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    65th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    99th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    113 52%

    19th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%

    22nd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.60 92%

    1st

    16

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