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UCAS CODE: R300

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The four-year Italian BA provides a stimulating programme of Italian language and linguistics, literature, art, history and film. The third year is spent in Italy, offering unrivalled possibilities to develop your linguistic proficiency and to immerse yourself in Italian culture. Students can take Italian from beginner's level or advanced (post A level or equivalent).

Degree benefits

  • We are one of the biggest Italian departments in the UK with leading experts in all periods of Italian literature. We are also known for the range of Italian studies on offer. Our students can explore interests as diverse and fascinating as Renaissance art, history, modern and contemporary Italian literature, linguistics, film, graphic novels, the Mafia...

  • Staff members include experts on all periods of Italian literature, as well as historians, cultural historians and linguists. As a UCL student, you will also have access to a personal tutor with whom to discuss your academic progress throughout your academic career.

  • Exceptional resources for Italian studies are available in the UCL Library, including five special collections on Italian studies, and a substantial video library of Italian films. The Warburg Institute Library is within short walking distance of the Italian department.

  • Our students experience innovative teaching in every area of study. Examples include access to a language lab, historical Italian cookery, dedicated visits to museums and galleries in London, hands-on access to UCL rare book collections (for example Dante incunables) and film screenings.

Your learning

Italian language is taught at both beginners level and advanced (post A level) in the first year. You will be taught in small seminar-style classes. Cultural studies modules in the first two years are taught mainly through lectures and tutorials. Final-year topics, which reflect staff research specialisms, often use seminar classes and student presentations to encourage participation and discussion.

Assessment

Assessment is continuous throughout your studies and includes essays, presentations, and oral and unseen examinations. If you are studying at one of our partner universities during your year abroad you will follow the modules of that university and take the associated examinations.

Careers

Our graduates have a marketable combination of talents, including the rigour and accuracy required to master a language, and the conceptual power, communication skills and imagination needed to tackle literature, history and other aspects of a foreign culture. Spending the third year abroad adds a unique capacity for enterprise and maturity to the mix. These qualities all provide an excellent preparation for the global, flexible and fast-changing economy of today.

Our graduates find employment in many branches of commerce, finance and industry, including publishing, journalism, NGOs, broadcasting and film, as well as in teaching and higher education, libraries, museums and archives. Many continue their studies in Italian at a graduate level through MA programmes, which lead also to the MPhil or PhD.

Italy's economy is significant in the world. British business is particularly influential in Italy in finance, advertising and market research. Many Italian companies are small and medium enterprises that are looking for contributions from British graduates to expand globally. Both UK and Italian companies value quality graduates with Italian linguistic skills.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 23,300per 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 : AAB

Foreign language preferred.Contextual Offers: please visit the course webpage for further details about our Access UCL scheme.

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University information

UCL (University College London)

  • University League Table

    8th

  • Campus address

    UCL (University College London), Gower Street, London, Camden, WC1E 6BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 27 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    161 77%

    7th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    18th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.77 75%

    25th

    6

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