Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Italian Studies

Undergraduate                  BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Skills for Communicating Cultures

  • Ideas and Identities

  • Spotlight on Language

  • Passport Languages

  • Italian Language 1 – Beginners and Improvers

  • Italian Language 1 – Advanced

  • Italian Language 2 – Beginners and Improvers

  • Italian Language 2 – Advanced

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Narrating the Past

  • Constituting the Contemporary

  • Italian Language 3

  • Italian Language 4

Optional modules

  • Understanding Languages in Context

  • Languages Guided Research Project

  • Introduction to Language Teaching

  • Language and the Mind

  • Trinity CertTESOL 1

  • Translation and Digital Culture

  • Passport Languages

Year abroad

* Modules are subject to availability

Your third year is spent living abroad, either studying or working in an Italian-speaking country.

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Languages and Cultures Dissertation

  • Italian Language 5

  • Italian Language 6

Optional modules

  • Popular Cultures

  • Language Learning and Teaching

  • Trinity CertTESOL 2

  • Becoming a Professional Translator

  • Engagement and Resistance

  • Introduction to Subtitling

  • Discourse and Political Practice

  • Passport Languages

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More about this course

Italian is one of the top ten most important languages for the UK’s future. The British Chamber of Commerce reports that only 1% of businesses possess the necessary level of competence in Italian to be able to conduct business deals leading to exports. A degree in Italian Studies could open up a wide variety of careers. This course prepares you for the world of work and for life in today’s global economy. You’ll gain real-world experience studying or working in an Italian-speaking country in your third year.

Hull offers excellent language learning facilities, with a dedicated space for languages students. Our team of Language Learning Advisors offer extra one-to-one support to help you with your studies, as well as a partnership scheme which allows you to practise Italian with native speakers. While studying for your degree, you have the opportunity to gain a recognised teaching qualification in Trinity CertTESOL (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). If you don’t have the qualifications to enter the programme directly, we offer a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.

Teaching and Learning

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You don't just become fluent in another language at Hull - you immerse yourself in the culture of the people who speak it.

Spend an unforgettable year abroad, studying at a partner university or working, in a country where your chosen language is spoken.

One-to-one support from our team of language learning advisors in the Shoosmith Language Learning Centre which is open 24/7.

Find out more about our facilities

Study for a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) qualification, enabling you to teach English anywhere in the world.

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from 

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

  • Applicants should have a GCSE in a foreign language at Grade C or above.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £13,500

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

Modern languages are vital in a world of international cooperation, interdependence and trade. Italian is one of Europe’s major languages and, since it is not taught in many UK schools, you will find yourself in demand when you graduate.

In recent years, our graduates have gone on to pursue careers in, for example, business management, teaching (Italian in UK schools and universities or English in Italy), the Civil Service, journalism, computing, academic publishing, tourism, translation and interpreting work, and librarianship.

As a graduate, you will continue to have access to the University Careers Service that will provide a wealth of advice, information and guidance to help ready you for the world of work. You can also choose the pathway to further study and training; our graduates have gone on to study Masters courses while others have taken a teaching route and progressed to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.