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BA Italian and Portuguese

BA Italian and Portuguese / Overview

Year of entry: 2016

Degree awarded
BA
Duration
4 years
Typical A-level offer
BBB including one of the languages to be studied
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

31 points overall (core points accepted), to include 5 in three higher level subjects, including one of the languages to be studied 

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS
Apply through UCAS
UCAS course code
RR35
UCAS institution code
M20

Course description

BA (Hons) Italian and Portuguese

Provides students with a detailed knowledge of both the language and culture of Italy from the medieval period to the present day as well as a strong grounding in Portuguese language and develop a sophisticated understanding of topics affecting Portuguese speaking populations across the world.

Italian

  • Students develop detailed knowledge of both the language and culture of Italy from the medieval period to the present day.
  • The range of culture units offered across all years of the programme combine the study of the history, politics, literary, linguistic and visual culture of the peninsula and are taught by a range of specialists within these fields.
  • We also offer a linguistics pathway through the degree programme for those interested in the history of the Italian language and its dialects.
  • Assessment comprises a variety of methods including coursework essays, commentaries, presentations and exams. Language courses, taught by native speakers, involve comprehension, translation, grammar, and oral work.

Portuguese

  • The course gives students a thorough grounding in the languages and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world.
  • Students study both European and Brazilian Portuguese.
  • They also explore a range of options in areas such as contemporary culture, colonialism, literature and cinema from Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique and Angola.

Both languages

Year 3 is spent split between Italian- and Portuguese-speaking countries (on university exchange, work placement, or teaching as an English-language assistant).

Open days

The University holds Open Days regularly (usually June, September and October) where you have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about the facilities and courses we offer.

On this day you will find out more about the School and its resources, and meet members of academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.

Fees

Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2016 will be £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £15,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 3211
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 3031
Email
Website
http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk
Academic department overview

See: About us

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