International Relations and Italian A BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: LRG3
Start date: September 2018
4 years full time
Typical A-level offer: ABB
(specific subjects required)
UK/EU fees See fees section below
International fees £17,500 (per year)
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component
Study abroad option: Yes
Work placement option: Yes
International Relations offers the chance to learn about how states interact with each other, as well as the impacts and contributions of organisations such as the UN. Youll combine core modules on key topics such security and the concepts, theories and research methods of international relations with a range of optional modules. You can explore topics that interest you, from the politics of aid to the complexities of Middle Eastern politics and the rise of extreme right parties in Europe.
If you have A-level Italian or equivalent, Italian A will allow you to become fluent in a major European language while exploring Italys fascinating history and rich culture. Core modules will develop your language skills and introduce you to Italian cinema, art, literature or history. But youll also choose from an array of optional modules that reflect our diverse research interests, from Dante and Renaissance art to the writings of Italo Calvino, or specialised uses of Italian in business.Back to top
Youll develop your understanding of key concepts, theories and methods in international politics in your first year, while studying different political systems from around the world. From there youll expand your knowledge in the following year with core modules in security studies and theoretical approaches to international relations. Youll also choose from optional and discovery modules in your second and third years exploring topics as diverse as terrorism, US foreign policy and political psychology.
In your first year core studies will improve your language skills and introduce you to Italian history and visual culture. Following this youll mix language study with optional modules on topics such as regional identities in Italy. Youll then spend your time abroad working or studying in Italy, and bring a new perspective to advanced language classes in your final year. Youll also choose further optional modules from Italian in business contexts to Italian history and culture.
|Italian Language||20 credits|
|IT for LCS Students||5 credits|
|Politics, Culture and Society||20 credits|
|Comparative Politics||20 credits|
|International Politics||20 credits|
|Art and Literature in Medieval and Renaissance Italy: An Introduction||10 credits|
|Italy from Fascism to the Present||10 credits|
|Skills and Issues in Italian Studies||10 credits|
|Italian Cinema: An Introduction||10 credits|
|Italian Language||20 credits|
|Theories of International Relations||20 credits|
|Security Studies||20 credits|
|Linguistic Variety in Modern Italy||20 credits|
|Power, Pain and Beauty: Introduction to the Art and Literature of the Italian Renaissance||20 credits|
|Italy: Regions, Identities and Nation||20 credits|
|Year Abroad in Italy||120 credits|
|Italian Language 3||20 credits|
|final year project|
|Italian Cinemas/Italian Histories||20 credits|
|'Giocare al Romanzo': Italo Calvino and the Novel, from Neorealism to Postmodern||20 credits|
|Dark Italy: Italian Crime Fiction||20 credits|
|A Year With 366 Days: A Journey Through Petrarch's Canzoniere||20 credits|
|Made in Italy. Italian for Business||20 credits|
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Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: ABB including B in Italian.
Access to HE Diploma
Pass diploma with 60 credits overall, including at least 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. An interview and a piece of written work may also be required. This course has additional subject specific requirements. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
We will consider this qualification in combination with other qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
M1, M1, M1 including Italian
34 points overall with 16 at Higher Level including 6 in Italian at Higher Level
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
H2, H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 including H3 in Italian
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
BB in Advanced Highers including Italian and AABBB in Highers, or B in Italian in Advanced Highers and AAABB in Highers
European Baccalaureate: 77% including 80% in Italian.
When an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be BBB at A Level including Italian and grade A in the EPQ.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
Typical Access to Leeds offer: BBC at A Level including B in Italian and pass Access to Leeds.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Undergraduate Admissions team.
English language requirementsIELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
How to apply
UK/EU: See fees section below
International: £17,500 (per year)
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2018, the fee for 2018/19 will be £9,250.
The fee for undergraduate students starting in 2019 will be confirmed in September 2018.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
Youll spend your third year in Italy, immersing yourself in local culture and cultivating your language skills.
We have partnerships with a number of Italian universities where you could study, or you could apply for a work placement either with our partner company or with an organisation of your choice. You could even work as a language assistant in an Italian school under the British Councils programme.
Whatever you choose to do, youll gain a new insight into Italian society as well as valuable experience of adapting to another culture. If you choose to work during your time there, youll also return with work experience to increase your appeal to employers. For many of our students, its the real highlight of their course.
Read more about Residence Abroad in Italian
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