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What will I learn?

This major will allow you to communicate effectively in Italian, in speaking, writing, listening and reading. It also offers a wide perspective on Italian culture, in Italy itself and in Italian-speaking communities around the world, including Australia. You may start Italian as a beginner, or commence a major following school study or as a near-native speaker.

About the course

Italian Studies involves the study of the Italian language as well as its culture. As a language, Italian is rewarding to study – opening up the riches of Italy's cultural past and the fascination of its dynamic present. It is the most widely spoken language in Australia after English because of the ongoing migrant, intellectual, cultural and commercial links between Australia and Italy.

Gain a richer understanding of the arts, music, design, architecture, opera and food by learning a language considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world. The Italian Studies major teaches levels of competence in speaking, writing, listening and reading. It also offers a wide perspective on Italian culture, not only of Italy itself but Italian-speaking communities around the world, including Australia. This major caters for students to challenge and engage at all levels, from beginners to native speakers. Enhance your educational experience with exchange programs in Italy at approved universities such as Siena, Milan or Perugia.

Career Pathways

Graduates are well qualified for careers in all areas that involve interpersonal and communication skills, especially when dealing with people from a range of cultural backgrounds. These include travel, hospitality, publishing, theatre, commerce, international relations, the diplomatic services, teaching and interpreting and translating. Knowledge of a foreign language has helped graduates secure jobs in international banking, journalism and communications, medical areas, music and the arts.

Further Study

This major lays the foundation for further study options at honours and postgraduate level.

Career Opportunities

Interpreter

Secondary School Teacher

Journalist

Which department am I in?

School of Humanities

CRICOS

003005D

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,200.00 (18,81,188) per year
AUD $102,600 total course fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

35 Stirling Highway,

CRAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete GCE A-level Minimum grade E in Knowledge & Inquiry; Minimum grade C in General Paper. Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students are required to complete an international academic qualification equivalent to Australian High School (or equivalent).

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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