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. Flexible Honours may allow you to study an additional arts, languages or cultures subject. Find out more here . **Special Features** - Excellence in teaching and learning recognised internally and nationally: a colleague won a Teaching Excellence Award and another 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.