BA European Studies and a Modern Language (Italian) / Overview
Year of entry: 2017
- Degree awarded
- 4 years
- Typical A-level offer
Grades ABB-BBB including English Language at A2 or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (Grade B).
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
32-34 points overall (core points accepted), including higher level subjects at grades 6,5,5 - 5,5,5 including English Language at higher level or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (Grade B)
- How to apply
- Apply through UCAS
BA (Hons) European Studies and Italian
Combines a Language programme in Italian with core course units in Politics, focusing in particular on international and comparative politics, and on Europe and the European Union. On the Italian side of this programme, you will take courses about the cultures and societies relating to your main language. On the European Studies side, as well as the core course units in politics, you will have an increasingly wide choice of courses in politics, economics and economic history, sociology and social anthropology, and history. The course is designed to equip students with strong analytical skills and an informed understanding of contemporary Europe through the range of subjects studied.
Year 3 is spent in a country where your main language is spoken, either at one of Manchester's partner universities, or as a Language Assistant in a school or college, or on a work placement. This year abroad can also be split between university study and a work placement.
- 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.
- The third year of the programme is spent abroad in Italy. Our students can choose to complete work placements, teach English in schools as part of the British Council assistantship scheme, or take advantage of our wide variety of popular Erasmus exchanges, which include: Bergamo, Bologna, Cagliari, Ferrara, Macerata, Naples, Palermo, Perugia and Siena.
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 for entry in 2017 have not yet been set. For entry in 2016 the tuition fees were £9,000 per annum for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2017 entry.
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