**BA (Hons) History and Italian** - Gives students the opportunity to experience teaching from across 2 broad areas of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures bringing together expertise across a wide range of Subject Areas. - Students can choose from a wide range of courses, from Ancient, Medieval, Modern and Economic and Social History, as well as in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. - Students develop detailed knowledge of both the language and culture of Italy from the medieval period to the present day. - The range of culture units offered across all years of the programme combine the study of the history, politics, literary, linguistic and visual culture of the peninsula and are taught by a range of specialists within these fields. - We also offer a linguistics pathway through the degree programme for those interested in the history of the Italian language and its dialects. - Assessment comprises a variety of methods including coursework essays, commentaries, presentations and exams.Language courses, taught by native speakers, involve comprehension, translation, grammar, and oral work. - The third year of the programme is spent abroad in Italy. Our students can choose to complete work placements, teach English in schools as part of the British Council assistantship scheme, or take advantage of our wide variety of popular Erasmus exchanges, which include: Bergamo, Bologna, Cagliari, Ferrara, Macerata, Naples, Palermo, Perugia and Siena. **Special Features** With well over 30 members of staff in History engaged in research, our courses are among the most diverse in the UK. Problems of interpretation, difficulties of incomplete data and unexplored aspects of history help develop problem solving skills. Teamwork, research skills and effective communication are essential tools of the historian. Excellence in teaching and learning recognised internally and nationally: a colleague won a Teaching Excellence Award and one has secured national funding to develop use of digital resources in teaching by bringing our libraries' Special Collections into the age of the app. Emphasis placed on Italian cultural analysis through history, film, and literature. Extensive interaction with Italian cultural agencies in the North West.