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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film


Italian seaside town in the Cinque Terre region


Knowledge of Italian is very useful in the fields of art and culture, music, business and design. The Italian language is key to study and research in the fields of art history, literature, archaeology and philosophy. Italy has been a favourite travel destination for centuries. A UNESCO report states that over 60% of the world’s art treasures are to be found in Italy, and Italy is the country with the highest number of UNESCO cultural heritage sites. Knowing Italian enables you to better appreciate and enjoy classical music. Musicians and opera singers consider it a key professional skill. With Italian designers such as Versace, Gucci, Armani, Benetton, and Prada, Italy is also the home of fashion and design.

Italian is being introduced from September 2021. For 2021/22 a beginner's module in Italian Language & Culture will be available, which can be taken for credit (15 credits) or not for credit, as extra-curricular.

To register, fill in the online application form. Apply before 6 September 2021 to benefit from the early bird discount. You will be able to change or cancel your registration if it turns out the module does not fit into your timetable. 


Italian Language and Culture 1a (Beginner)

2 hours per week. Times to be confirmed

27th September 2021 - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 22 weeks