BA Cultural Studies and Italian B
- UCAS code
- Modes of study and duration of the course
- 4 Years Full Time
- Contact for further information
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or for urgent enquiries telephone 0113 343 4346.
- Why study?
The University of Leeds offers the widest choice of Joint Honours combinations in the UK - over 250 programmes. So if you have enjoyed two subjects equally at school/college or would like to combine your favourite subject with a new area of study, then joint honours at Leeds may be for you.
Joint honours students study the same core topics as their single honours friends, but are required to choose fewer options and electives. This is to allow space in their timetable for both 'halves' of their degree.
The intellectual range of such a degree, together with the organisational skill in combining two subject areas makes you very attractive to employers. Our courses allow you to study your chosen subjects in depth, and to graduate with an honours degree covering two disciplines.
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- Entry requirements
- ABB at A level. Access to Leeds participants will receive a lower offer (see 'Selection principles' below). We welcome a wide range of qualifications - further details here.
- How to apply
- Applications should be made through UCAS, www.ucas.ac.uk
- Entry / admissions tests
We may request a piece of written work or invite candidates to a selection interview.
- Selection principles
We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and are keen to support those
who have the potential to succeed but whose personal circumstances may
have affected their levels of achievement. For this reason, we encourage
participation in the Access to Leeds scheme - enter the phrase 'Access
to Leeds' into our search engine for details.
- What you study
Cultural Studies offers an introduction to ways of thinking about the world we live in, its formative histories and changing formations, the languages of texts, images, technologies, spaces and power, the possibilities of radical changes and the constraints and failures of modernity.
In level one you will be introduced to major philosophers, social theorists and cultural analysts who have revolutionised the ways in which we think about history and power, gender, class, race and popular culture.
In levels two and three you pursue specialist modules that will allow you to undertake an extended piece of independent research in your final year that will utilise your new knowledge, understanding and skills.
Italy is a country which has profoundly influenced the development of European life, culture and thought, and is now an important member of the European Union.
The Department of Italian at Leeds can offer you expertise in Italian culture in a broad sense, including not only a core of language and of literary texts but also Italian history and society, art, opera, cinema, and the mass media. The Department is a friendly and stimulating place in which to study.
Language study will form an important part of your work throughout your course and you will reach a high standard of fluency and accuracy in both written and spoken Italian. Our non-language modules offer a distinctive and popular blend of innovation and tradition, with a varied range of topics becoming available as you progress.
- Study abroad opportunities
Italian Year Abroad
ERASMUS university choices include the University of Bergamo, University of Ferrara, University of Parma, University of Pescara, University of Siena, University of Torino, University of Trieste, University of Udine, University of Urbino and the University of Verona. As an alternative to study abroad, you can also work as a paid language assistant in an Italian school or engage in other suitable employment overseas.
- Current modules taught
- Module Catalogue
- Key facts
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- Who do I contact to visit the department?
Before applying you may like to consider attending a pre-application open day. These will take place in June and October. Further information about these events can be found at www.leeds.ac.uk/opendays .
If you apply and are made an offer you will also be invited to a post-application Open Day. These run on a regular basis between January and March.
- Learning and assessment
Studying at university is different from school or college in that you will benefit from a variety of teaching and learning styles. These include lectures, small-group seminars or tutorials and, in some subjects, workshops. Your lecturers are all experts in their fields. There is greater emphasis on independent learning. You will prepare for lectures and seminars by doing some research, which means reading in the libraries, checking sources and discovering more information or new ideas related to your subject. Often you will do this on your own but you may also work in groups; whichever the case, your lecturer or tutor will always be on hand to help. In your first year of study you will cover the core elements of your subject(s) in detail, so that by the end of the year you will have acquired a sound knowledge base. After your first year you will be able to choose what you want to study from a wide range of optional modules – your tutors will advise you on making your choices. You will continue to be taught via lectures, seminars and tutorials throughout your degree. In your final year you may undertake a supervised research project or dissertation on a favourite topic. This type of extended, research-based project showcases many of the attributes – critical thinking, advanced research and literacy skills, the assimilation and organisation of complex ideas – that we know are highly valued by employers.
We use different types of assessment. Normally it is a mixture of examinations and course essays, but some modules include oral presentations or group work as assessed components. In preparation for your assessments, you will receive written and verbal feedback on practice essays and take part in exam revision sessions. You will also be able to attend extra classes on topics such as exam writing technique, how to conduct research in your subject, how to structure an essay and public speaking. This additional support will be available throughout your time at Leeds.
- What facilities are available
- Fully equipped Language Centre including digital language labs, audio/video practice booths and CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning).
- Access to both satellite television and iPTV (Internet Protocol Television).
- An Electronic Resource Information Centre offering specialised computing facilities for Translation Studies. Our Interpreter Training Suites allow you to explore a career in interpreting.
- One of the best academic libraries in the UK with over 2.8 million items.
- Dedicated free student support services, including the Careers Centre, the Skills@Library office and a Student Advice Centre.
- £360m investment in new buildings and facilities, including new 25 metre swimming pool and new 200 station gymnasium.
- For information about our fees and details of the financial support that may be available to you please visit www.leeds.ac.uk/yourfinances
- Scholarships and bursaries
For information on the University's scholarships and bursaries see www.leeds.ac.uk/yourfinances
- Career opportunities
- Our experienced staff can offer you support and information to help you plan your career effectively. Find further details by entering the phrase 'planning and deciding' into the search function of http://careerweb.leeds.ac.uk
- Work placement opportunities
- The latest details and opportunities are shown by entering the phrase 'student work placements' into the search function of http://careerweb.leeds.ac.uk
Whilst the University endeavours to ensure that the information contained in this document is accurate at the date of publication the University does not accept liability for any inaccuracies contained within it. Where circumstances change outside of the reasonable control of the University, the University reserves the right to change or cancel parts of, or entire, programmes of study or services at any time without liability, even after students have registered at the University. Where students have registered at the University, if changes or cancellations are made, the University will look to provide satisfactory alternative arrangements.
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