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BA (Hons) Linguistics with Italian
BA (Hons) Linguistics with Italian

BA (Hons) Linguistics with Italian

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • A levels, AAB

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma, Obtain Access to HE Diploma with 36 credits at Distinction and 9 credits at Merit or higher

  • BTEC National Extended Diploma, DDD

  • Cambridge Pre-U, D3, D3, M2

  • European Baccalaureate, 80% overall average

  • International Baccalaureate, 35 points

English Requirements

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS (Academic and Indicator), 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component

  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency, 176, with a minimum of 169 in each component

  • Duolingo, 110 overall, with a minimum of 100 in each component

  • GCSE/IGCSE/O level English Language (as a first or second language), Grade C

  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT, B2 Communicator High Pass with a minimum score of 33/50 in each component

  • PTE Academic, 61, with a minimum of 55 in each component

  • TOEFL, 87 overall, with a minimum of 21 in each component

  • Trinity ISE III, Merit in all components

Course Information

Learn Italian for the language, the rich culture and heritage, and the career opportunities it will give you. Combine the study of Italian with investigations into the nature of language itself. 

You'll be taught in Italian from the start, so you'll become confident using Italian as a means of communication, and for critical thinking. You'll gain an understanding of Italian culture and society which will underpin your abilities as a high-level communicator. 

Your communication skills and intercultural understanding will be complemented by studying linguistics. In studying linguistics you will learn the science behind how we communicate. You’ll engage with the study of language on a conceptual level as well as the detailed level of raw linguistic data. The course has flexibility in terms of how much Italian and linguistics content you study. Your knowledge and understanding of how a language works, and how we communicate, will give you a solid foundation for many careers. Our department is one of the highest-ranked centres for research in linguistics in the UK, and the strength and diversity of our research is reflected in our teaching.

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Year 1


You'll take Italian modules:

  • Ab Initio Italian Language Skills

  • Ab Initio Italian Language and Society

  • Ab Initio Italian Grammar


You'll take a selection of linguistics modules, examples of which may include:

  • Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology

  • Introduction to Syntax

  • Introduction to Sociolinguistics

  • Introduction to Semantics

Year 2


You'll study a compulsory language module.

  • Italian Language and Society II

You will choose another module, examples of which may include:

  • The role of art in Italian Society

  • Filming the Nation: Cinematic Representations of Modern Italy

Your studies will focus on issues of culture and society in Italy. You will develop skills in critical analysis of sources and communicate your findings using Italian in different registers. You'll tackle questions such as:

  • Why does regional cultural diversity play such an important role in modern Italian society?

  • Why is there still a broad economic divide between Northern and Southern Italy?


You'll study a core linguistics module.

  • Introduction to Language Acquisition

You'll study another module, examples of which may include:

  • Intermediate Phonetics and Phonology 

  • Intermediate Syntax

Option modules

You'll study further modules in languages or linguistics. These can include one Languages For All module or an elective module offered by another department.

We can offer you unparalleled coverage of the field, with modules taught by world-leading academics in areas including syntax, phonetics and phonology, semantics, sociolinguistics and morphology.

Year 3

Language option modules 

You will take a selection of option modules, examples of which may include:

  • Translation: Methodology and Practice (Italian)

  • Mass Media, Culture and Intellectuals in Contemporary Italy

  • Filming the Nation: Cinematic Representation of Modern Italy

  • Independent study in Italian

Most linguistics modules require you to have taken certain modules in your first and second year. In some of these, you can choose to focus on a language of your choice. 

Linguistics modules 

You will take a selection of option modules, examples of which may include:

  • Forensic Phonetics

  • Advanced Topics in Phonetics and Phonology

  • Bilingualism 

  • Language as Action

  • Multimodality: Language and the Body

  • Psycholinguistics

  • Advanced Topics in Psycholinguistics

  • Neurolinguistics: Language and the Brain

  • Forensic Linguistics

  • The Structure of a Language: Modern Hebrew

  • Applied Phonological Theory: Clinical Data in English

  • Issues at the Syntax and Semantics Interface

  • Crosslinguistic Semantics

  • A Usage-based View of Language

  • English Place-names across Time and Space

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language II

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Marketing and communications

  • Publishing

  • Broadcasting and journalism

  • Local government and public service

  • Business, finance and accountancy

  • Teaching

  • Translation and interpreting

  • IT and software development

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance - Single: 300 (£) per year

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