What will I learn?

Combine the study of German and Italian with investigations into the nature of language itself. Spend a year abroad studying, working or teaching in Italy and German-speaking countries, consolidating your language skills.

You'll be taught in German and Italian, so you'll become confident using your languages as a means of communication, and for critical thinking. You'll gain an understanding of German and Italian culture and societies which will underpin your abilities as a high-level communicator in both languages.

Your communication skills will be complemented by investigations into the science and structure of language through a range of linguistics modules. The course has flexibility in terms of how much German, Italian and linguistics content you study over the four years. By the end of your studies, you will be equipped for a range of professional roles that call for expertise in language, linguistics and culture.

Assessment and feedback

You'll be assessed in a variety of ways, including essays, projects, written, oral and listening exams. Assessments include formative work which will help you practice or develop skills but will not count towards your final degree mark.

Instructors provide you with feedback in a variety of forms e.g. written feedback on work that you have handed in, in-class discussion of common problems on an assignment, model answers, one-on-one discussion of research projects, or online responses to questions posted on the module discussion board.

Career opportunities

  • Marketing and communications
  • Publishing
  • Broadcasting and journalism
  • Local government and public service
  • Business, finance and accountancy
  • Teaching
  • Translation and interpreting
  • IT and software development

Which department am I in?

Language and Linguistic Science

Study options

Full time with time abroad (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£19,600.00 (US$ 26,967) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

October 2022

Venue

Main Site

Heslington,

York,

YO10 5DD, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

We also accept a wide range of UK and international qualifications such as A levels and the International Baccalaureate. If you're a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability.

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

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About University of York

The University of York is based in the historic city of York, regularly named one of the best places to live and visit in the UK.

  • Awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • Part of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK universities
  • York is consistently ranked as one of the top UK universities
  • More than 20,000 students from over 150 countries