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. Spanish Gives students a thorough grounding in the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world as well as the opportunity to learn Catalan. Alongside their study of Spanish language, students explore a range of options in film, history, and literature. Year 3 is spent split between Italian- and Spanish-speaking countries (on university exchange, work placement, or teaching as an English-language assistant).