What will I learn?

Program Requirements

All students wishing to register for the Major Concentration Italian Studies are strongly urged to meet with a departmental adviser.

Complementary Courses (36 credits)

36 credits selected from the three Italian course lists as follows:

Group A – Basic Language Courses (0-12 credits)

- Students with no knowledge of the Italian language must take 12 credits in language.
- Students with some knowledge of the language may take 6 credits only selected from ITAL 210D1/ITAL 210D2, ITAL 215D1/ITAL 215D2, or ITAL 216.
- Students with competency in the language may substitute courses from Groups B and C for Group A - Basic Language courses.

ALL students with some background must consult with the Department for proper placement.

Group B – Courses Taught in Italian (a minimum of 12 credits, of which a maximum of 6 credits may be at the 200 level)

Group C – Courses Taught in English (0-12 credits)

Group A - Basic Language Courses

ITAL 205D1 Italian for Beginners (3 credits)
ITAL 205D2 Italian for Beginners (3 credits)
ITAL 206 Beginners Italian Intensive (6 credits)
ITAL 210D1 Italian for Advanced Beginners (3 credits)
ITAL 210D2 Italian for Advanced Beginners (3 credits)
ITAL 215D1 Intermediate Italian (3 credits)
ITAL 215D2 Intermediate Italian (3 credits)
ITAL 216 Intermediate Italian Intensive (6 credits)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$26,500.20 (US$ 21,133) per year
CAN $883.34 per credit hour. This fee is for 2021-2022 year, and it may be subject to change in the coming year.
Application deadline

15 January 2023

Start date

31 August 2022, 4 January 2023, 30 August 2023

Venue

McGill University

Downtown Campus,

845 Sherbrooke Street West,

MONTREAL,

Quebec (QC),

H3A 0G4, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: Pearson Test of English (Academic) with the minimum score of 85; Cambridge English (Advanced) with a grade B or better ; or Cambridge English: Certificate of Proficiency in English with a grade C or better; MELAB SCORE OF 85 and Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) with overall score of 60.

For international students

Students must have Canadian high school or its equivalent.

English Language Scores:

  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (formerly Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)) - Certificate awarded with a Grade C or better.
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (formerly Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)) - Certificate awarded with a Grade B or better.
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Overall band score of 70 or better; individual component scores of 60 or better.
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) - Score of 115 or better
  • IELTS: A band score of 6.5 or better; individual component scores of 6.0 or better.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): Overall score of 65 or better; individual component scores of 60 or better
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - Internet-based composite score (iBT) 90, minimum component score of 21 in each of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Application Deadline: January 15.

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

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