Provides students with a detailed knowledge of both the language and culture of Italy from the medieval period to the present day as well as a strong grounding in Portuguese language and develop a sophisticated understanding of topics affecting Portuguese speaking populations across the world. Italian 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. Portuguese The course gives students a thorough grounding in the languages and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Students study both European and Brazilian Portuguese. They also explore a range of options in areas such as contemporary culture, colonialism, literature and cinema from Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique and Angola. Both languages Year 3 is spent split between Italian- and Portuguese-speaking countries (on university exchange, work placement, or teaching as an English-language assistant).