Study Italian with us, and you will learn the language in the context of Italian culture. Courses cover some of the most famous and influential works of literature, art and cinema.
No previous knowledge of Italian is needed. Intensive language tuition, including through a year spent studying or working in Italy, will develop your ability to read, write and speak the language to a high standard, including in translation.
By studying Philosophy, you will learn about the use of:
- critical enquiry
- clarity of expression
These are essential tools in a variety of careers.
You will cover the basics of Western philosophy, and explore the different approaches that philosophers have taken. You will also have the opportunity to specialise in the areas that interest you most.
We have a strong, historic connection with Philosophy at Edinburgh. We count Adam Ferguson and Sir William Hamilton among our former students.
Italian has been taught here since 1919, and has been part of our tradition for many years, as far back as the 18th century.
We are unique in Scotland in offering students a full academic year abroad within the four-year honours programme, regardless of whether you spend the year studying or working.
Career opportunities after the Italian and Philosophy programme at The University of Edinburgh
With its long and rich history, including the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites of any nation, Italy is a cultural and scientific powerhouse. It is also an advanced economy, with the eighth largest nominal GDP in the world.
It is a founding member of the European Union, as well as a member of numerous international institutions including the UN, NATO, and the Council of Europe.
Studying Italian and Philosophy to degree level, especially when you spend a year abroad, gives you a set of skills and life experiences highly prized by employers.
Previous graduates have gone into careers in a variety of sectors, including:
Some of our graduates are working for international aid organisations.
Others have joined the:
- United Nations
- European Commission
- diplomatic service
You will study the foundations of the Italian language, both written and spoken.
You will also take courses on Italian:
Compulsory Year 1 philosophy courses introduce you to key topics including:
- history of philosophy
- morality and ethics
- the nature of argument
You can also choose to take Philosophy of Science 1, which looks at the basic assumptions of science. If you do not take this course in Year 1, you must take it in Year 2.
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
The standard entry requirement is:
- SQA Highers: AAAB-ABBB by end of S5 or AAAA-AABB/ABBBB by end of S6. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6.
- A Levels: AAB - ABB.
- IB: 36 points with 665 at HL - 34 points with 655 at HL.
International23100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23100 GBP per year during 48 months.
National1820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
- Home - RUK fees: £9,250
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.