201–250
2021 世界大学排名
42
2019 年度欧洲教学排名
Whiteknights House Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AH, United Kingdom

German and Italian - University of Reading

A more connected world demands language skills. Expand your horizons and immerse yourself in the history and cultures of Italy and the German-speaking world. Join our friendly and dynamic Department of Modern Languages and European Studies, which offers the opportunity to study in a lively, multilingual community with staff and students from all over the world. Through this course you will become confident and highly skilled in German and Italian, both written and spoken. We’re proud of our small language classes, led by native speakers who support you to develop your language skills to the best of your ability. You will learn both languages in the political, social and cultural contexts of the countries in which they are spoken. This considerably enhances your understanding of the languages, providing you with the knowledge to live and work in these countries and enter professional roles with global companies which operate in and interact with them. In German, you will have the opportunity to explore topics such as German cinema, the portrayal of Berlin in German literature, the impact of the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990 and the history behind and current debates about immigration to Germany. In Italian, you will have the opportunity to study with leading academics on topics including Dante, Machiavelli and Michelangelo, and covering fascism, the history of the language, the resistance, Fellini and contemporary culture.You will also be able to explore a specific topic in both of the languages you're learning through comparative modules. If you really enjoy studying cinema, for example, then you can opt to take modules in European and World cinema and gain an even broader knowledge of the medium. An integral part of the course is the opportunity to study or work abroad during your third year. You will split your time equally between Italy and a German-speaking country (six months in each), studying at a university or working on a placement. It allows you to directly immerse yourself in the culture and considerably develop your knowledge of both German and Italian. A key advantage of this joint honours degree course is that you can incorporate both study and placement work into the year abroad for a more varied experience. Core language modules in the second year will prepare you for your time abroad, equipping you with the skills and knowledge required to work and live in a different culture. We provide accelerated learning in both German and Italian, meaning that you can start Italian from beginner's level if you have not studied the language before. You can join German at intermediate level if you have previously learnt it up to GCSE or AS level. Regardless of which level you join the course at, all students achieve the same standard of written and spoken German and Italian by the final year. **Careers** Being able to write and speak confidently in German, Italian and English, as well as your in-depth knowledge of the countries where these languages are used, will make you highly attractive to a wide range of employers. Well-qualified linguists are currently in short supply in the UK, which will enhance your career prospects even further. As such, 98% of graduates from the Department of Modern Languages and European Studies are in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE survey, 2015-16). The course provides you with numerous transferable skills in research, analysis, presenting and group working. The experience of studying or working abroad also distinguishes you from non-language graduates, providing evidence of self-reliance, adaptability and enterprise. Our graduates have put their linguistic skills to practical use by working for companies with a German connection but prospects extend well beyond translating and interpreting with recent graduates recruited by employers such as Sony Europe, the Civil Service, Oxford University Press, Dow Jones and PwC.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2020-10-01
  • Location
    Main Site,ReadingUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £16,475