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Main entry requirements
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers100%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,000
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Italian Studies at Reading attracts students of many different nationalities, ages and educational backgrounds. They are mostly drawn by our focused and intensive approach to language learning and the opportunity to study a wide range of optional culture topics with experts from different disciplines, within a friendly, professional environment. You will spend up to a year in Italy, studying at a partner institution, undertaking a work placement or working as a British Council language teaching assistant. This allows you to immerse yourself in the culture and greatly improve your knowledge of Italian at the same time. The core language module in the second year will prepare you for your time abroad, equipping you with the skills and knowledge required to work and live in a different culture. We provide accelerated learning in Italian, meaning that you can start from beginnerâ??s or intermediate level if you have not done Italian A Level. Regardless of which level you join the course at, you can expect to become confident and highly skilled in written and spoken Italian by the final year. Please check the entry requirements for more details on entry points. You can also study Italian in combination with another language or with a range of other subjects.
Year 1: Italian language; 20th century culture; Italian medieval and renaissance culture (in translation). Year 2: Italian language. Optional modules: Italian cinema; Italian history and society since 1945; Italian modernism; Italian narrative and poetry in the 19th century; writing woman in early modern Italy (1350 - 1600); women in contemporary Italy (1900 - 2000); contemporary Italian literature. Year 3: year abroad course; dissertation; oral language work. Final year: Italian language; Dante; court culture in the Italian renaissance. Optional modules: aspects of the renaissance in France and Italy; European cinema; women's everyday life in Italy from the middle ages to the French revolution; modern movements in poetry 1900-1920; the south since 1860; fantastic literature in Italy 1860s-1980s; Umberto Eco; Italian for managers.
The University of Reading is based on the beautiful Whiteknights campus and is perfectly situated with excellent links around the country. Firm choice applicants are guaranteed a place in halls, all with individual character. The Students' Union has a good working relationship with the University and hosts the largest entertainment venue in the area plus the UK's largest SU shop.
How you'll spend your time
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How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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