Italian MA (Hons) 2018 entry
As an MA (Hons) student of Italian, you will develop language and communication skills to a high level of proficiency. You will also have the opportunity to engage with a number of specialist topics comprising Italian literature, culture, history, politics and film.
Italian is available to both beginners and non-beginners. Both cohorts are introduced to a wide spectrum of cultural and literary genres, from mediaeval texts and poetry to 20th-century Italian novels, films and more.
Language is taught at all levels in small groups, allowing teaching staff to pay close attention to progression. The Department’s innovative and distinctive teaching approach includes mixed skills and integrated classes, extensive use of contemporary audio-visual materials, and regular structured contact with native speakers. Students of Italian gain comprehensive transferrable skills relevant to a wide range of careers. At Honours levels, they are also introduced to professional areas like translation and interpreting.
During your third year, you have the opportunity to study abroad in Italy at one of the University’s Erasmus+ partners. The MA in Italian is also available as a five-year course with an integrated year abroad. The integrated year abroad is an opportunity for students to spend a year working in Italy between second year and third year, often as part of the British Council Language Assistantship scheme, thus gaining valuable experience as teachers and tutors. Students who spend a year abroad not only develop their linguistic skills, but also increase their intercultural competence, self-confidence, and future employability. Find out more about integrated year abroad options.Apply now