Italian Studies

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BA (Hons) with Foundation Year

The foundation year has been designed to prepare you for entry on to the degree. You’ll study the following modules.

  • Communication in a Global Context
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 1
  • Academic Study Skills
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 2
  • Introduction to Study in the Humanities
  • Applied Learning Language Skill

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £9,000

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 1,200 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Foundation 19% 0% 81%
Y1 25% 0% 75%
Y2 17% 0% 83%
Year Abroad 0% 83% 17%
Final 17% 0% 83%
Foundation 8% 20% 72%
Y1 56% 5% 39%
Y2 37% 9% 54%
Year Abroad 0% 0% 100%
Final 29% 13% 58%

About the course

Italian is one of the top ten most important languages for the UK’s future. The British Chamber of Commerce reports that only 1% of businesses possess the necessary level of competence in Italian to be able to conduct business deals leading to exports. A degree in Italian Studies could open up a wide variety of careers. This course prepares you for the world of work and for life in today’s global economy. You’ll gain real-world experience studying or working in an Italian-speaking country in your third year.

Hull offers excellent language learning facilities, with a dedicated space for languages students. Our team of Language Learning Advisors offer extra one-to-one support to help you with your studies, as well as a partnership scheme which allows you to practise Italian with native speakers. While studying for your degree, you have the opportunity to gain a recognised teaching qualification in Trinity CertTESOL (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). If you don’t have the qualifications to enter the programme directly, we offer a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.


BA (Hons)

5 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

Modern languages are vital in a world of international cooperation, interdependence and trade. Italian is one of Europe’s major languages and, since it is not taught in many UK schools, you will find yourself in demand when you graduate.

In recent years, our graduates have gone on to pursue careers in, for example, business management, teaching (Italian in UK schools and universities or English in Italy), the Civil Service, journalism, computing, academic publishing, tourism, translation and interpreting work, and librarianship.

As a graduate, you will continue to have access to the University Careers Service that will provide a wealth of advice, information and guidance to help ready you for the world of work. You can also choose the pathway to further study and training; our graduates have gone on to study Masters courses while others have taken a teaching route and progressed to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.