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Department of Italian

Ranked 1st in the UK in 2017 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.

Italian also offers a new taught MLitt Programme which aims to develop research skills to enable our students to move on to PG research studies and PhDs. Current PhD students are researching in a broad range of subject areas including classical reception, nineteenth and twentieth century literature, and postcolonial studies.

Please note that the modules offered by the Department of Italian are not designed for native speakers.

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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 Claudia Rossignoli
Head of Department of Italian
School of Modern Languages
University of St Andrews
St Andrews KY16 9PH
Scotland, UK

Telephone: +44 1334 463660 

See also

The Italian Department at St Andrews Facebook Page
Lectura Dantis Andreapolitana
Furious Metamorphoses