What will I learn?
This course (25% Japanese) focuses principally on Italian language, culture, and literature but also allows you to begin - or continue – to learn Japanese. Each year this course offers three Italian components (one in Italian language and two other modules in Italian of a cultural and/or literary nature). You will study Italian language at the appropriate level: beginners, intermediate or advanced. Optional modules in Italian range from contemporary Italian culture and comparative literature to the study of aspects of Medieval and Renaissance thought and culture.
In the intermediate and final year you can choose from a range of advanced modules in the department and, in the final year, you can choose to research a dissertation if you wish. The study of Japanese language on this course is suitable for applicants who are beginners in the language or with a qualification up to A-Level standard (or equivalent) in Japanese. However, please note that applicants with Japanese language ability above this level, including native speakers, would not be suitable for this course. You will develop your linguistic skills in Japanese by taking a language module in each year you are at Warwick.
You can spend your year abroad either in Italy for the whole year, or you can split your time between Italy and Japan.
Japanese can only be taken at beginner level or post-GCSE level maximum. You will develop your linguistic skills by taking a language module in your first, intermediate and final year. By the end of the course you will be expected to reach B2 standard (CEFR) in Japanese (this approximates to A Level).
For module information please visit the department's course page.
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.
A level Typical offer: ABB, including any modern or classical language.
International Baccalaureate: 34 points, including 5 at Higher Level in any modern or classical 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.
A level/Higher Level Italian not required. A/Advanced Higher/IB Higher Level in any modern language is required.
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 will I study?
We offer a wide variety of modules exploring Italian language, culture, society and history, as well as introductory modules in Japanese.
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
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.
ITALIAN WITH FRENCH R3R1 BA/ItwFr
ITALIAN WITH GERMAN R3R2 BA/ItwGe
ITALIAN WITH SPANISH R3R4 BA/ItwSp
ITALIAN STUDIES WITH PORTUGESE R3R5
ITALIAN STUDIES WITH RUSSIAN R3R7
ITALIAN STUDIES WITH CHINESE R3T1
ITALIAN STUDIES WITH ARABIC R3T6
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 CLASSICS RQ38 BA/ItalC
ITALIAN STUDIES AND ECONOMICS R3L2
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)
A level: ABB, including a modern or classical language
IB: 34 points, including 5 at Higher Level in any modern or classical language
Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)
4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year), including a yeare abroad
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
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.
This information is applicable for 2018 entry.