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UCL (University College London)

BA Italian and Philosophy

UCAS Code: R3V5

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Foreign language preferred.

Access to HE Diploma

D:23

Pass in Access to HE Diploma, with a minimum of 23 credits awarded with Distinction in the Level 3 units, the remainder of the Level 3 units awarded with Merit. Foreign language preferred.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

D3,D3,D3 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects. Foreign language preferred.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

A total of 18 points in three higher level subjects, with no score below 5. Foreign language preferred.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A

A,A,A at Advanced Highers (or A,A at Advanced Higher and A,A,A at Higher). . Foreign language preferred.

Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus 2 GCE A-Levels at grades AAA. Foreign language preferred.

UCAS Tariff

144-168

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time with time abroad | 2019

Subjects

Italian studies

Philosophy

The four-year BA Italian and Philosophy is a joint honours programme split equally between your two chosen subjects. The language part of your degree is taught in the School of European Languages, Culture and Society where will take modules not only in language (speaking, listening, reading, writing and translation) but also in cultural topics including literature, history, film, linguistics, politics and other relevant field designed to complement your language learning. With a wide variety of modules on offer, you will be able to tailor your degree to your areas of interest.
Your third year is a Year Abroad, spent in a country where your language is spoken.

Studying Italian at UCL you will experience innovative teaching in every area of study. Examples include language projects using e-learning, historical Italian cookery, dedicated visits to museums and galleries in London, hands-on access to UCL rare books collections (for example Dante incunables) and extra-curricular activities such as film club screenings.
We are one of the biggest Italian departments in the UK. We have leading experts in all periods of Italian literature, from Dante to the present day. But we're also famous in the world of Italian studies for the broad range of other courses we offer. Our students can explore interests as diverse and fascinating as Renaissance art, Italian history, modern and contemporary Italian art, linguistics and the structure of human language, cinema and documentary films, graphic novels, the Mafia....

The study of Philosophy at UCL aims to provide an understanding of a range of central philosophical debates. All major areas of philosophy are available for study, covering branches such as moral and political philosophy, metaphysics and epistemology, and drawing upon the writings of philosophers both ancient and modern to contextualise your studies.

UCL is ranked 3rd in the UK for Modern Languages in the 2018 QS World Rankings and offers outstanding opportunities to language students and graduates.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,390
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

UCL (University College London)

Department:

School of European Languages, Culture and Society

TEF rating:

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What students say


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

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

Philosophy

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

52%
UK students
48%
International students
53%
Male students
47%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
9%
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.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Business, research and administrative professionals
8%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is one of the less common modern languages for students to take, but graduates from Italian courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their degrees. About one in five graduates from 2015 got jobs overseas — often as English teachers — which is much higher than for most subjects, and higher than previous years. Nearly half of the rest went to work in London. Those who want to stay at home to work usually find jobs anywhere where good communication skills are a must — and in 2015, that included education, marketing and finance. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.

Philosophy

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.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
18%
Business, research and administrative professionals
10%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Although there aren't a lot of jobs around for professional philosophers, philosophy degrees are a relatively popular option, with more than 2,000 students graduating in a philosophy-related subject in 2015 - a little down on previous years, but still healthy. Nearly a quarter of philosophy graduates take a postgraduate qualification, and it's a relatively common subject at both Masters and doctorate level — so if you think academic life might be for you, think ahead about how you might fund further study. For those who go into work, philosophy grads tend to go into teaching, accountancy, consulting, journalism, PR, housing, marketing, human resources and the arts while a few go into the computer industry every year, where their logical training is highly rated.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Italian studies

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

£28k

£28k

£29k

£29k

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.

Philosophy

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

£21k

£21k

£27k

£27k

£31k

£31k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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