By combining Italian and Philosophy at Cardiff University you will gain a variety of transferable skills and knowledge beneficial to the world of employment, making you competitive and attractive in an increasingly global workforce and opening the doors to a variety of career paths.
There are two related aspects of the Philosophy course at Cardiff that mark it out among Russell Group universities. One is that there is a strong emphasis on ethics, politics, and aesthetics among the modules on offer. The other is that our research and teaching are spread equally across the ‘analytic’ and ‘Continental’ styles of Western philosophy, allowing students to develop a full understanding of both, with the possibility of an informed choice to specialise in one approach or the other.
In addition to developing high-level language skills, students gain an in-depth intercultural understanding that encompasses a specific knowledge of Italian cultures and communication and critical-thinking skills, which foster resilience and independence through time spent in immersive foreign language contexts.
Italy is a major actor on the European and world stage, possessing a rich and sophisticated culture. Italian is one of the official working languages of the European Union and of the United Nations.
We offer Italian for both advanced students and beginners. In your first year, in addition to your language tuition, an introduction to Italian history and culture seeks to provide a solid foundation for more specialised studies as you progress through your course.
Your understanding of the language will be further developed and refined during your year abroad, when you will experience life in a Italian-speaking country at first hand.
In the final year, you have the opportunity to write a dissertation, which stimulates initiative and can serve as a useful preparation for postgraduate study.
- Research-led teaching that allows you to engage with new ideas that are helping to shape the future of Philosophy and Italian studies.
- High-quality language teaching delivered by native speakers.
- A vibrant programme of extra-curricular activities to support your language learning and immersion into Italian culture.
- A curriculum with a clear learning arc, drawing on the latest research and providing a thorough understanding of Italian culture
- An exciting range of specialised, research-led teaching options which enable students to engage with the most recent thinking by experts in the field
- A structured skills programme which embeds academic, transferable and employability skills into learning from the very beginning
- The option of taking a credit-bearing work placement
- The opportunity to spend your third year either studying or working Italy or an Italian speaking country
- An exciting range of opportunities beyond your formal studies to engage with local schools and communities in promoting language learning and develop your own skills and profile.
- The option in both subjects to write a dissertation lets you choose a topic that draws on both disciplines.
School of Modern Languages
In 2015/16, 94% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation.
Many graduates enjoy their year overseas so much that they take time out for more travel, or go abroad on graduation in search of employment.
Of those who choose to remain in the UK, many pursue postgraduate studies such as one of the School’s Postgraduate Taught degrees or a PGCE. Others start work immediately following their studies, and our graduates go on to secure excellent careers in international diplomacy, the Civil Service, teaching, business and journalism. Other employment options include roles as translators, language assistants, export assistants and proof-readers.
School of English, Communication and Philosophy
In 2015/16, 95% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation.
We provide our students with a highly satisfying academic experience that assists their development as critically-minded, culturally-aware citizens whose high analytic skills, powers of expression and progressive self-reliance make them extremely attractive to employers.
- Mind, Thought and Reality
- Moral and Political Philosophy
- Critical Thinking
- Whose 'culture' is it anyway? Identity, Power and Memory in C20th Italy
- Ex-Beginners Language Year 2 Italian
- High-Level Proficiency in Italian Language
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- ABB-BBB. If you have grade B in Italian at A-level you will have access to the languages advanced pathways.
- The Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A-Level (at the grades listed above), excluding any specified subjects.
- DDM in a BTEC Extended Diploma in Arts, Humanities, Science, and Social Science subjects. If you have grade B in Italian at A-level in addition to or in combination with a BTEC you will have access to the languages advanced pathways.
- IB 32-31 overall or 665 in 3 HL subjects. If you have grade 6 in HL Italian you will have access to the languages advanced pathways.
- If you are offering non-UK qualifications, our qualification equivalences guide should allow you to calculate what kind of offer you are likely to receive.
International19450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19450 GBP per year during 48 months.
National9000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Cardiff
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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