Undergraduate

Italian Studies

Learn Italian while also exploring the riches of Italy's cultural past and its dynamic present.
3
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

Graduates are well qualified for careers in all areas that involve interpersonal and communication skills, especially when dealing with people from a range of cultural backgrounds. These include travel, hospitality, publishing, theatre, commerce, international relations, the diplomatic services, teaching and interpreting and translating. Knowledge of a foreign language has helped graduates secure jobs in international banking, journalism and communications, medical areas, music and the arts. 


Graduates are well qualified for careers in all areas that involve interpersonal and communication skills, especially when dealing with people from a range of cultural backgrounds. These include travel, hospitality, publishing, theatre, commerce, international relations, the diplomatic services, teaching and interpreting and translating. Knowledge of a foreign language has helped graduates secure jobs in international banking, journalism and communications, medical areas, music and the arts. 


This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

This major lays the foundation for further study options at honours and postgraduate level.
This major lays the foundation for further study options at honours and postgraduate level.
POSTGRADUATE

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Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2021
$99,000.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

This major will allow you to communicate effectively in Italian, in speaking, writing, listening and reading. It also offers a wide perspective on Italian culture, in Italy itself and in Italian-speaking communities around the world, including Australia. You may start Italian as a beginner, or commence a major following school study or as a near-native speaker.

About the course

Italian Studies involves the study of the Italian language as well as its culture. As a language, Italian is rewarding to study  opening up the riches of Italy's cultural past and the fascination of its dynamic present.
Italian Studies

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ITLNB
CRICOS code
  • 003005D
  • 068916E
  • 003005D
  • 107724H
  • 107579A
  • 003005D
  • 107577C
  • 107444E
Italian Studies
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ITLNB
CRICOS code
  • 003005D
  • 068916E
  • 003005D
  • 107724H
  • 107579A
  • 003005D
  • 107577C
  • 107444E
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWBPH
  • UWART
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

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Course Structure

This major is available in three different streams, catering from beginners through to near-native speakers. It is possible to combine Italian Studies with a second major from within Arts, Biomedical Science, Commerce or Science.

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You'll learn to

  • communicate effectively in the Italian language in the four macroskills of language acquisition – reading, writing, listening and speaking – rated according to the Common European Framework for Languages
  • interact confidently and successfully in situations involving Italian cultural conventions
  • interpret Italian texts – written, audio, visual – in the light of Italian culture and society
  • move with accuracy and skill between the English and Italian languages and cultures

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Put theory into practice

Current UWA students are eligible to take one of our professional experience units. These units bridge the gap between university and the workplace by providing opportunities to gain hands-on, practical experience. You can master new skills, make connections and network, get a taste of the opportunities in the workforce and add experience to your resume, all before graduating.

Find out more about Work Integrated Learning.

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Translator

To become a translator, you will complete five years of study.

Translator To become a translator you need to study a three-year bachelor's degree followed by a two-year master's degree TRANSLATOR = 2 MASTER’S 3+ BACHELOR’S

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Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.

UWA is ranked in the top 8 universities in the world for modern languages (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020)

Why study this course?

  • Learn to communicate in Italian and learn high-level communication skills that you can transfer to all other areas of study and work
  • Gain a richer understanding of the arts, music, design, architecture, opera and food by learning a language considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world
  • Enhance your educational experience with exchange programs in Italy
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Why take a second major

  • Expand your skills - Taking a second major either in a complementary area or in something like Economics or Business Law will show you have developed transferable skills such as, teamwork, critical thinking, digital literacy and presentation skills – which are highly sought after in the workforce.
  • Add it to your resume – Employers are looking for graduates who have skills in a variety of areas. Two majors will expand your career prospects and help you stand out amongst the crowd.

Assured Pathways

If you’re a school leaver and interested in this area of study, use your ATAR to gain an advantage by applying for undergraduate and postgraduate study at the same time through an Assured Pathway.