Your guide to a Bachelor of Arts in Italy
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Everything you need to know about a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) course in Italy

Studying Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) is the most common undergraduate degree offered by universities and colleges worldwide.

B.A. degrees are mainly awarded to students following a programme in the Liberal Arts (e.g. Humanities, Social Sciences). Traditional universities such as Cambridge and Oxford award the Bachelor of Arts degree to all their subjects, including the scientific ones. The study duration of a B.A. degree is three to four years. In the UK, a three-year Bachelor is also referred to as Basic or Minors Bachelor’s, whereas the four-year Bachelor’s is referred to as Honours Bachelor: e.g. Criminology and Law (Hons).

While the Bachelor of Science focuses on research and mathematical skills, the B.A. degree develops students’ abilities to communicate clearly and critically analyse ideas, theories, and concepts. Students learn how to reach their own conclusions and express them logically. During the final year, you have to write a thesis in order to graduate.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) is mainly awarded to students in the areas of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, Linguistics, Cultural Sciences, but also, in some cases, Informatics and Business Sciences can be awarded with a Bachelor of Arts instead of a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.).

Study in Italy

Universities in Italy are very affordable compared to their counterparts in Western Europe, and the quality of education is undeniable. Italy has always been and remains a cradle of culture and education. In fact, the University of Bologna is the oldest university in Europe, having been opened in 1088. Fashion and Architecture are the stand-out areas where Italian universities are second to none, but there are other English-taught degrees to choose from. In your spare time, you can enjoy the lovely Mediterranean climate, the sea breeze, and tasty food while exploring unique historic sites, such as the Colosseum or the Pantheon in Rome.

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