Undergraduate study in Italian 

Our Italian undergraduate degree courses

Studying Italian will give you a unique insight into a fascinating and multi-faceted language and culture. Italy has a particularly rich history, in terms of art, architecture, literature, political thought and linguistic traditions, and continues to be a strong global influence today in areas as diverse as design, cinema, and sport.

At Birmingham you can study Italian as a single language as part of our BA Modern Languages, or alongside a wide range of other subjects and languages: scroll down for further details. We welcome both beginners and advanced students, and provide tailored language teaching, helping you to develop excellent language skills whatever your knowledge of Italian when you join us. All students follow a core language module in each year, and also select from a range of options that focus on different aspects of the language, culture, art, society, history and politics of Italy. Our courses are meticulously designed to encourage maximum student participation, foster active learning, and enable students to develop key employability skills and confidence in an enjoyable and supportive environment.

Bethan McCann "The staff are so supportive and really helpful. You feel absolutely welcomed in and can go and talk to them at any point"

Details of the programmes which include Italian Studies

Modern Languages BA

The key to understanding another society is mastering its language. From this starting point, you can examine a country's history, its literature and culture; and by comparison you can learn more about our own society. The BA Modern [more...]

Modern Languages with Business Management BA

This flexible course has been designed for those who want to combine the study of one or two modern languages with Business Studies as a Minor subject comprising approximately one-third of the programme.

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Modern Languages (University of Birmingham with The Open University pathway) BA

Discover an alternative route to a language degree that combines distance learning, on campus learning and a year abroad. The key to understanding another society is the mastery of the language. From this starting point, you can examine [more...]

Italian at Undergraduate Level

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Modern Languages Graduation 2013