**Why Warwick?** We’re a world-leading university with the highest academic and research standards. Today more than 25,000 students thrive across four faculties, which feature over 70 research centres and institutes. We’re a constant presence in the rankings of the UK’s and the world’s greatest universities, and the most targeted institution nationally by the UK’s top 100 employers (The Graduate Market in 2017, High Fliers Research Ltd). All of this means you’ll be welcomed to a safe, energetic and cosmopolitan campus with flexible, well-equipped study spaces to help you stretch yourself personally, professionally and academically. Whether you want to be a front-runner in a fast-moving graduate job market, or to make a difference and change the world, we want you here. **The course** This is an innovative four-year degree which focuses on Italian language and culture. It is ideal for you if you have a strong interest in all things Italian. Each year you will study Italian language at an appropriate level, and three other components in Italian culture, history and literature (an option outside the Department is available in years one and three). Arabic can only be taken at beginner level or post-GCSE level maximum. You will develop your linguistic skills by taking a language module in your first, second and fourth years. By the end of the course you will be expected to reach B2 standard (CEFR) in Arabic (this approximates to A Level). Optional modules in Italian range from contemporary Italian culture and comparative literature to the study of aspects of Medieval and Renaissance thought and culture. Your second year is spent studying at an Italian university, working alongside Italian staff and students, improving your knowledge and understanding of the country and culture which you have chosen to study. In year four, you will also study a topic of your choice in greater depth in a dissertation, exploring and researching your selected topic with support from academic staff.