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History and Italian (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)


What will I learn?

History and Italian (50% Italian, 50% History) is a joint degree equally weighted between both disciplines and studied in both departments. You study Italian language at an appropriate level and foundational modules providing a grounding in History and in methods of critical enquiry relevant to the study of Italy in year one. Throughout your degree you will study Italian language at an appropriate level.

Your second year will be spent studying at an Italian university alongside Italian students and immersing yourself in Italian culture. After the Year Abroad, you study Italian language and choose from a wide variety of options in both departments. Optional modules range from studying early and modern history to exploring the cultural approaches to contemporary Italy. In your fourth year, along with other core and optional modules, you will also research and write a dissertation bridging the two disciplines.

For module information please visit the History and Italian website.

How will I be taught?

You will have around 12 hours of contact time per week. We employ a variety of teaching styles, including: lectures, often to the whole year group; seminars of about 15 students, in which the emphasis is on student participation; and written, spoken and lab-based 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 in History and B in a modern or classical language

IB: 36 points, including 6 at Higher Level in History and 5 at Higher Level in a modern or classical language

Contextual data and differential offers: Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria outlined on p50 or at
Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

Access Courses: Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. You must meet essential subject requirements. We welcome applications from students with other equivalent internationally recognised qualifications.

Further information

Interviews: We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be
interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with nonstandard qualifications.

Open Days: Visiting Warwick is the best way to find out what the University and your chosen course are like. If you are made an offer, you will be invited to an Offer Holder Open Day 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 Italian language, culture, society and history, as well as History.

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

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

Where can my degree take me?

Our graduates work for organisations including: United Nations, the Ministry of Defence, British Airways, BBC Sussex, Nestle.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Lead European marketer, Freelance translator & Editor, German Language Teacher, Project Controller, European Graduate trainee, Events Assistant.






    * NB. Applicants for Single Honours History do not need to indicate a preference for one of the two streams on offer. The choice of stream is made when students arrive at Warwick.

Essential information

Entry Requirements
A level:
AAB, including A in History and B in a modern or classical language

IB: 36 points

UCAS code

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

Department website

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Department of History

Student blogs

Bronwyn Edmonds - History

Jamie Jenkins - History

Phoebe Singer - History

Matt Woodrow - History

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.