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English and Italian (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)


What will I learn?

English and Italian is a degree with a strong and distinctive comparative approach. It has been specially designed for those who wish to begin or pursue a study of Italian language and culture whilst continuing to study the English tradition, as well as exploring interactions between the two. Throughout your degree you will study Italian language at an appropriate level. Optional modules range from studying contemporary Italian culture to comparative literature modules. You will spend either the second or third year of your course abroad in Italy.

On the English side of your degree, you will get a firm grounding in English Literature, from the Middle Ages to the present, while our unique pathway structure enables you to pursue specialist areas of literary studies to suit your academic interests. After core modules in your first year, pathways in the second and final years provide you with flexible but coherent learning, focusing on English Literature, North American Literature, World and Comparative Literature or Literary and Cultural Theory. Modules On offer can be found on the English and Comparative Literature web pages.

For more information on the degree please visit the English and Italian webpage.

How will I learn?

You will have around 12 hours of contact time per week. We employ a variety of teaching styles, including: lectures; seminars of about 15 students, in which the emphasis is on student participation; and written and spoken language classes in small groups. You will spend the rest of your time studying independently, preparing for classes, reading the primary texts, writing essays and working on your language skills.

How will I be assessed?

We will track your progress through language assignments, essays, presentations, portfolio submissions and examinations (written and oral). Throughout your course you will receive detailed, personalised feedback to help you to improve your skills.

What opportunities are there to study abroad?

You will normally spend either the second or third year of your course abroad. We offer placements at carefully chosen partner institutions through the University’s study abroad scheme or through independent partnerships. It is also possible to work for the British Council as an English language assistant, or to set up an independent work placement.

  • Entry Requirements

    A level AAB including A Levels in English Literature and any modern language.

    International Baccalaureate 36 points, including 5 at Higher Level in English Literature and in any modern language.

    Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. Candidates must demonstrate required language skills.

    General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies at A or AS level. Critical Thinking only accepted at AS level.

    Further Information

    Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Interviews Applicants may be invited to interview at the discretion of the Department (usually where non-standard qualifications are involved).

    Departmental Offer Holder Days Offers to applicants will include an invitation to a selection of Departmental Open Days, which are held in the spring term. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

What modules could I study?

We offer a wide variety of modules exploring English and Italian Literature.

More information about modules and the structure of this course can be found on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures website.

*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information

What careers can a Warwick degree in English and Italian lead to?

Our graduates work for organisations including: United Nations, the Ministry of Defence, British Airways, BBC Sussex, Nestle. Job roles include: Lead European marketer, Freelance translator & Editor, German Language Teacher, Project Controller, European Graduate trainee, Events Assistant.

Essential information

Entry Requirements
A level:
AAB including A Levels in English Literature and any modern language.
IB: 36 points including 5 at Higher Level in English Literature and in any modern language.


Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year), including a year abroad

Department website

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies

Student blogs

Sophie Miller - English Literature and Creative Writing

Juliette Bone - French with Italian

Claudia Lussana - Hispanic Studies and Italian

Daniel Williams - Italian and French

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Other course costs

There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.

For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.

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This information is applicable for 2018 entry.