Studying Italian Studies major from The University of Western Australia opens up the fascinating world of contemporary Italy, its rich cultural heritage and the links between Italy and Australia. Gain a richer understanding of the arts, music, design, architecture, opera and food by learning Italian: a language considered by many to be the most beautiful language in the world.
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About The Course

The Italian Studies major from The University of Western Australia teaches you high levels of competence in speaking, writing, listening and reading. It also offers a wide perspective on Italian culture, considering not only the culture and history of Italy itself but Italian-speaking communities around the world, including Australia. This major caters for students at all levels to challenge and engage you throughout your studies, from beginners to native speakers. We will encourage you to enhance your educational experience by participating in exchange programs in Italy at approved universities such as Siena, Milan or Perugia.

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. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])

  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Italian Studies
  • Italian Culture in Word and Image: from the Middle Ages to the Risorgimento 
  • Italian and Migration
  • Sociolinguistics of Contemporary Italy
  • Linguistic History of Italy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS Code: 00126G

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

  • Indonesian Secondary School Leaving Certificate (STTB SMA): 8
  • All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE): 12
  • Canadian Matriculation (except Quebec): 70
  • Chinese Gao Kao: 525
  • Chinese Unified Examinations (UEC): 12
  • French Baccalauréat: 12
  • GCE or Cambridge Advanced-level Examinations: 8
  • German Abitur: 3.3

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    31704 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 95100 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Domestic Average Annual Fee - $9,094.47 (Commonwealth supported students).

Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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.


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