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Department of Italian

Ranked 1st in the UK in both the 2017 and 2018 National Student Survey, with 100% Student Satisfaction

The Italian Department in St Andrews is the largest in Scotland and one of the main centres for the study of Italian in the UK.

Our School of Modern Languages has been ranked 2nd in The Guardian University Guide 2018. Italian was ranked 2nd nationally in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

We have particular expertise and experience in the teaching of Italian to complete beginners in the subject and many of our graduates in Italian come in at this level. Students with a Scottish Higher, A-Level, or other suitable pre-university qualification in Italian, follow a separate first year course tailored to their particular needs and experience. Language teaching at all levels in Italian takes place in relatively small groups. The structure of the Italian programme ensures that students receive a solid grounding in both the language and the culture of Italy.

Members of the Department have high international research profiles and modules at Honours level reflect our areas of expertise. Undergraduates have a wide range of culture modules to choose from. Ranging from early literature to contemporary film, our modules offer students a varied and challenging experience as well as a thorough introduction to one of Europe’s most vibrant cultures.

The MLitt in Italian Studies offers students the opportunity to further their studies in Italian literature and culture. Alongside an in-depth exploration of theory and training in research methodologies, students pursue directed study into topics that will broaden and develop their own research interests. The MLItt is excellent preparation for PhD study although it does lead onto other career opportunities too. Current PhD students are researching in a broad range of subject areas in the cultural history of Modern Italy. We welcome applications from candidates whose interests match those of all our current staff.

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Trevi Fountain in Rome; source of the original image; used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Germany license.

Contact details

Dr Robert Wilson
Head of Department of Italian
School of Modern Languages
University of St Andrews
St Andrews KY16 9PH
Scotland, UK

Telephone: +44 1334 463645

See also

The Italian Department at St Andrews Facebook Page
Lectura Dantis Andreapolitana