BA Italian Studies and English Language
Application deadlines: January 15
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: £18
Intakes: January, July, September
International tuition: £16,890
Domestic tuition: £9,250
An integral part of the course is the opportunity for you to spend up to a year in Italy, studying at a partner institution through the Erasmus+ programme, undertaking a work placement or working as a British Council language teaching assistant. It allows you to directly immerse yourself in the culture and considerably develop your knowledge of Italian at the same time. The core language module in the second year will prepare you for your time abroad, equipping you with the skills and knowledge required to work and live in a different culture.
This program can be done
- TOEFL iBT
IELTS 7.0, with no component below 6.0 For country specific entry requirements look at entry requirements by country.
By the time you graduate, you will be able to write and speak fluently in Italian – an immensely useful skill to have given that there is currently a great shortage of well-qualified linguists in the UK. The experience of studying or working abroad also distinguishes you from non-language graduates, providing evidence of self-reliance, adaptability and enterprise. You will also develop transferable skills in analysis of language data, problem solving, team working and presentation skills. You will be suitably equipped for a wide range of career paths in areas such as teaching, publishing, marketing, advertising, media and law. Your in-depth knowledge of Italy will make you highly attractive to many employers as previous graduates prove, with 94% of graduates from the Department of Modern Languages and European Studies in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE survey, 2016/2017 (includes Italian, French and German Studies). The graduates have an excellent record of gaining employment or progressing to further study. Many go on to put their linguistic skills to practical use by working for companies with a German connection. However, prospects extend well beyond translating and interpreting. Recent Reading graduates have been recruited by employers such as Sony Europe, the Civil Service, Oxford University Press, Dow Jones and PwC, all of whom clearly value the technical and intellectual training of a degree in modern languages.
Reading , United Kingdom