What will I learn?

Many students find studying a joint honors degree a rewarding experience as they can see the similarities and differences between the two subjects. By combining Welsh and Italian, you will learn a wealth of skills and knowledge that can be applied in many areas. These will also benefit the world of work and help open the doors to a variety of potential careers.


The Welsh course is relevant to contemporary Wales and is taught by a School that is recognized for the quality and impact of its research. The course aims to produce graduates with a thorough understanding (both academic and practical) of the Welsh language, its literature and culture, a high level of oral and written language skills, and well-developed employability and creative skills. relevant to modern Wales.

It offers core and optional modules to give you a grounding in language and literature, as well as an opportunity to specialize in areas of personal or career interest.


Since Roman times, Italy's contribution to world culture has been tremendous as is evident to anyone visiting the country, even for a short time. But Italy is not just a country of exceptional cultural importance. Italy is also a significant political partner in the European Union, and a leading force in areas such as engineering and architecture. It is the home of the design and fashion industries.

Italian at Cardiff University enables you to study, analyze and evaluate current developments around the Italian-speaking world, as well as past cultures and values. After studying Italian, you'll be ready to take advantage of the wide-ranging opportunities open to today's graduates of the language

You will develop high level language skills with the aim of achieving competencies close to a native standard together with a detailed knowledge of aspects of culture, history, politics and society in Italy. You will spend your third year in Italy, practicing and developing your language skills.

We offer Italian to advanced level students and beginners. In terms of language acquisition, this course will enable you to develop your writing, oral and listening skills through a variety of learning activities, and using a variety of audio-visual materials. In your first year, in addition to your language lessons, an introduction to history and culture will aim to provide a solid foundation for more specialized studies as you follow your course.

It is important to remember that studying languages ​​does not mean studying the language and nothing else. It involves looking at many aspects of the country and its culture, social structures and institutions, politics, history, literature and cinema. By studying such areas you are able to gain a better understanding of Italian culture and how it has evolved over the centuries, becoming what it is today.

As a joint honors student, you will find that there are often areas and perspectives that link topics, be it critical analysis, historical contexts or recent research.

All schools involved in delivering the degree offer a challenging course of modules, supported by a friendly atmosphere and excellent staff-student relations.

On completion of this four year program, you will have high level language proficiency as well as critical understanding of key aspects of contemporary Welsh and Italian literature, culture, politics and society.

Career prospects

School of Welsh

Due to the demand for Welsh speakers, a degree in Welsh provides an invaluable qualification for posts requiring bilingual personnel. Many of our graduates are now pursuing careers in law, politics, media, performing arts, administration and education, or studying at postgraduate level.

Which department am I in?

School of Welsh

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£18,700.00 (US$ 25,345) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

26 September 2022


Main Site - Cardiff

30-36 Newport Road,


CF24 0DE, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

We also accept a wide range of UK and international qualifications, such as A-Levels and International Baccalaureate. IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill.

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


About Cardiff University

Cardiff University is recognised by international employers from the globe-over, making its graduates highly sought after.

  • Ranked in the world’s top 100
  • Based in one of the safest capital cities in Europe
  • High quality teaching with highly qualified teaching staff
  • Recently invested GBP 600m in its facilities

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