BA Italian (R310)

2018 entry
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UCAS code R310
Application method Full time: UCAS/Common Application
Part time: Apply direct to the University
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2018 entry only. Fees for 2019 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2018.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £16,500 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study 6-7 year(s) part-time
Part-time study over six or seven years with daytime, weekday teaching plus a period of residence abroad
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 275 overall for all Single and Joint Honours language-only courses

About BA Italian

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.

If you are a beginner in Italian, you will spend most of your first year learning the language. You will also take a year-long unit in Modern Italian Culture and History.

Post A-level students consolidate and enhance their existing knowledge of Italian and can choose from a wider range of culture units on topics such as Medieval Italy, Renaissance Italy and Italian Colonial Culture.

For the rest of the degree all students follow the same language course and choose from a wide range of culture options, taught by leading 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.

In your third year, you can either study at a partner university in Italy or work on an approved placement.

View all our Italian courses

See a list of all Italian degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

Typical offer for BA Italian - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
ABB including a modern language
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBC including B in a modern language
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in a modern language
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
29 points overall with 14 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in a modern language
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. Distinctions may be required in certain units. All applicants must demonstrate a proven capacity for language learning, usually with a B at A-level in a modern foreign language
BTEC offer DDM. All applicants should demonstrate a proven capacity for language learning
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB including a modern language, and Standard Higher: AABBB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer77% overall with 8.0 in a modern language
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2018 entry and will be updated for 2019 entry in summer 2018.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered but places are limited to ensure fairness to applicants applying the following year

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.

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