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University of Bristol

Italian (4 years)

UCAS Code: R310

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,A,B

Standard offer: AAB including B in appropriate Modern Language Contextual offer: BBB including B in an appropriate Modern Language Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/# for more information about contextual offers.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass Access to HE Diploma (Humanities) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, and demonstrate proven capacity for language learning, usually through a B in a modern language A-level.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2-M2,M2,M2

Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34-31

Standard offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in a modern language. Contextual offer: 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in a modern language. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/# for more information about contextual offers.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

DDM. All applicants must demonstrate proven capacity for language learning, usually through a B at A-level in a modern language.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Advanced Higher: AB including a modern language, and Standard Higher: AAABB.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

Advanced Higher: AB including a modern language, and Standard Higher: AAABB.

Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.

UCAS Tariff

104-153

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Italian language

Expertise in modern languages has never been more important as the United Kingdom forges a new relationship with its European partners and seeks to develop its trading and cultural ties throughout the world. The University of Bristol is a major centre for the study of modern languages, with high-quality teaching and research.

This course will give you a high level of proficiency in one of Europe's most important and beautiful languages. In addition, you will gain a thorough understanding of Italy's remarkable contribution to Western culture.

If you are a beginner in Italian, you will spend much of your first year developing your language skills. You will also learn about modern Italian culture and history.

Post A-level students consolidate and enhance their existing knowledge of Italian in the first year. As well as learning about modern Italy, they will also be introduced to the art, literature and history of medieval and renaissance Italy.

For the rest of the degree all students follow the same language course and choose from a wide range of culture options, ranging from Dante to contemporary cinema. All these are taught by experts in their fields of Italian culture.

Language is taught by native speakers who use a range of approaches and excellent multimedia facilities to develop your fluency and accuracy.

The third year abroad offers an invaluable opportunity to develop your Italian further and acquire added transferable skills. During this period you can either study at a partner university in Italy, gain experience as a teaching assistant, or undertake a work placement.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bristol

Department:

School of Modern Languages

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
med
Italian language

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Italian studies

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

84%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Italian studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
high
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
96%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
14%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
14%
Media professionals

This is a small, general category covering several different subject areas - so bear that in mind when you look at any stats. The most common courses covered here are in translation, with just 55 students graduating in translation degrees in 2015. The arts were the most likely job sector for graduates from these courses, but it's a good idea to go to university open days to ask tutors more specific questions about what previous graduates typically went on to do with their degree.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Italian language

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£29k

£29k

£33k

£33k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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