BA Italian and Linguistics / Overview
Year of entry: 2017
- Degree awarded
- 4 years
- Typical A-level offer
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), to include higher level subject grades 6,5,5 - 5,5,5 including English Language or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (grade B)
- How to apply
- Apply through UCAS
This course will introduce you to the study of the unique human faculty of language and to the investigation of the world's languages. You will explore a number of fascinating topics such as the ways in which dialects differ, how languages arise, change and die, how children acquire their first language, differences between the speech of men and women, how we communicate as individuals and within groups, and what happens when speakers of different languages come into contact.
You will also discover how language can be used to shape and manipulate ideas and opinions, looking in detail at how language and thought interact in fields such as politics and advertising. In addition, you will practise key transferable skills, such as essay writing and how to give a presentation.
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, Pisa 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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