Undergraduate study | Italian

Immerse yourself in the language and culture of Italy as part of a single or joint honours degree.

Why study Italian in Edinburgh?

Available in a fantastic range of degree combinations, Italian has been taught here since 1919, though it’s been part of our tradition for many years, as far back as the 18th century. The city of Edinburgh itself is twinned with Florence. Study with us and you’ll be part of a thriving community of people passionate about languages and cultures, benefitting from small class sizes, great resources and friendly staff.

The University of Edinburgh is 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. If you are studying Italian with another language, you will divide your time between two countries, broadening your skills and experience.

One of the most attractive characteristics of our degree is its flexibility. As well as lots of joint honours combinations, your first two (pre-honours) years will give you the option to study other subjects drawn from a broad list of disciplines.

From the University’s own Italian Society to the Italian Cultural Institute, you’ll find many places to develop your interest in one of the world’s great cultures, while enjoying the cinemas, theatres, libraries and galleries of one of its favourite festival cities.

I really love studying Italian at the University of Edinburgh. The faculty are always so friendly and welcoming. I always feel I am being supported and that tutors will go out of their way to make sure you feel sure and happy about your studies. The literature side of the course is fascinating. It’s amazing learning more about Italian culture and I particularly enjoyed studying feminist literature.

Isabelle, Year 2, French and Italian MA (Hons)

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