BA Italian and English
UCAS code: RQ33
Entry requirements: ABB with grade B in English and Italian, or for beginners grade B in another language
Duration (years): Four
Throughout the course you will divide your time equally between Italian and English. In Italian you will be introduced to a range of historical periods and texts. Beginners in Italian receive an intensive language course which brings them, in a year, to the level of post-A Level students. Students also study Introduction to Pre-Modern Italy and Post-war Italian Culture. In English you will do a number of modules such as Reading English and Literary Genre: the Novel.
At the end of the year students attend a Summer School in Italy, with the trip being fully funded by the University of Leicester.
In addition to the development of language skills, you will choose from optional modules on a range of cultural, linguistic and literary topics such as History and Identity in Twentieth-Century Literature, History of Italian Cinema, Italian Linguistics, Pre-Modern Italy, European Cinema, and European Texts in Translation. In English you will take modules such as Critical Theory, and From Satire to Sensibility: Literature 1660 to 1789.
Year Three - Year Abroad
The third year abroad is spent in Italy, attending approved courses in Italian language and culture and in English literature and/or language at selected universities.
In the final year a wide range of options in Italian allows you to specialise in areas of studies which particular appeal to you. These could include: Contemporary Fiction; Post-war Directors; Women’s Writing in Italy; Dante: Purgatorio and Paradiso. In English, you will chose from a wide range of specialised options.