What will I learn?
This is a joint degree (50% Italian, 50% Classics) equally weighted between both disciplines and studied in both departments. Throughout your degree you will study Italian language at an appropriate level. In addition to Italian language in year 1, you will take an Italian culture module and foundational modules in Art History. In intermediate and final years at Warwick you can choose from optional modules which range from studying the arts of modernity to exploring the cultural approaches to modern Italy. In your final year, along with other core and optional modules you may choose to research and write a dissertation bridging the two disciplines.
Your year abroad will normally be spent studying at an Italian university alongside Italian students and immersing yourself in Italian culture.
For module information please visit the Italian and Classics website.
How will I learn?
We employ a variety of teaching approaches, including lectures, seminars (in which the emphasis is on student participation) and written and spoken language classes. You will spend the rest of your time studying independently, preparing for classes, reading or watching primary texts, engaging with secondary sources, writing essays and working on your language skills.
How will I be assessed?
We will track your progress through a variety of methods, including 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. For more details see individual course pages.
A level: AAB including any modern or classical language
International Baccalaureate: 36 points, including 5 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.
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 Italian language, culture, society and history, as well as Classics and Ancient History.
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.
Recent graduate destinations include:
ITALIAN R300 BA/Ital
ITALIAN WITH FRENCH R3R1 BA/ItwFr
ITALIAN WITH GERMAN R3R2 BA/ItwGe
ITALIAN WITH SPANISH R3R4 BA/ItwSp
ITALIAN STUDIES AND ECONOMICS R3L2
ITALIAN WITH THEATRE STUDIES R3W4 BA/ItThS4
ITALIAN WITH FILM STUDIES R3W6 BA/ItFS4
ENGLISH AND ITALIAN LITERATURE QR33 BA/EIL4
FRENCH AND ITALIAN STUDIES RR13 BA/FrIt
GERMAN STUDIES AND ITALIAN RR23 BA/GeIt
HISTORY AND ITALIAN VR13 BA/HI
ITALIAN AND HISTORY OF ART RV33 BA/ItalHA
FRENCH STUDIES WITH ITALIAN R1R3 BA/FrwIt
GERMAN WITH ITALIAN R2R3 BA/GewIt
HISTORY OF ART WITH ITALIAN V3R3 BA/HAwIt
HISPANIC STUDIES AND ITALIAN RR43 BA/HSIt
HISPANIC STUDIES WITH ITALIAN RR4H BA/HSwIt
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WITH ITALIAN N1R3 BSc
POLITICS, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND ITALIAN (M165)
ANCIENT HISTORY AND CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY* VV14 BA/AHCA
CLASSICS* Q800 BA/CI
ENGLISH AND LATIN LITERATURE QQ36 BA/ELL
CLASSICAL CIVILISATION WITH PHILOSOPHY Q8V5 BA/CICP
CLASSICAL CIVILISATION WITH STUDY IN EUROPE Q821 BA/CC
PHILOSOPHY WITH CLASSICAL CIVILISATION V5Q8 BA/PhiCC
A level: AAB, including a modern or classical language
IB: 36 points, including 5 at Higher Level in a modern or classical language
Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)
4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year, including a year abroad
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
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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.
This information is applicable for 2018 entry.