Established in 1919, Italian at the University of Edinburgh offers you a solid foundation in both the language and the culture of Italy. With more than 300 undergraduates studying Italian, the University hosts the largest population of Italian students in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK. You will benefit from involvement in the activities of the research clusters run by the department and from our close links with the Italian Cultural Institute in Edinburgh. You will also benefit from our links with the National Library of Scotland, which hosts a large collection of Italian manuscripts and books. We offer a rich and diverse learning experience. Our small class sizes, friendly staff and vibrant Italian Society make it easy to get to know tutors and fellow students, creating a supportive learning environment. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, modern languages at Edinburgh was rated 4th in the UK and 17th in the world. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, 70 per cent of our European languages and cultures research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent, in a joint submission with Celtic and Scottish Studies.