History and Italian B BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: RVH1
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
History gives you the chance to explore all aspects of human activity across cultures and over time. Core modules will introduce you to historiography and working with primary sources, developing your skills and knowledge. Youll then choose from a wide range of optional modules to pursue topics that interest you, from the fall of Rome to the 20th century and the US to India. Youll also gain a wide range of transferable skills that are very attractive to employers.
If you have little or no knowledge of Italian, this degree will allow you to learn the language from scratch and develop an understanding of the history, politics and rich culture of a major European economy. Core modules will develop your language skills and introduce you to Italian history and culture, but youll also choose from a wide range of optional modules to explore topics from medieval and Renaissance art and literature to cinema and specialised uses of Italian in business.Back to top
In your first year youll study core modules that introduce you to concepts such as historiography, and develop historical skills like working with primary sources. In the following year, youll choose from a wide range of optional modules, keeping a balance between earlier and later periods. You could study the Crusades, Imperial Germany or Mao Zedong and China since 1949. In your final year, youll focus on a specific theme or topic in your special subject and develop your research and critical skills.
Core modules in your first year will develop your Italian language skills and introduce you to Italian culture and history. You will spend time abroad in Italy, before you return to continue your language study and also choose from optional modules such as Dante or regional identities in Italy. A variety of optional modules alongside these will allow you to continue pursuing your own interests. Your time abroad will bring a new perspective to advanced language classes in your final year.
|Historiography and Historical Skills||20 credits|
|Primary Sources for the Historian: An Introduction to Documentary study||20 credits|
|Beginners Italian 1||20 credits|
|Beginners Italian 2||20 credits|
|IT for LCS Students||5 credits|
|World Histories||20 credits|
|Art and Literature in Medieval and Renaissance Italy: An Introduction||10 credits|
|Italy from Fascism to the Present||10 credits|
|Fictions of Fascism (B): Watching the Detectives||10 credits|
|Italian Cinema: An Introduction||10 credits|
|Italian Language||20 credits|
|Imperial Germany 1871-1918||20 credits|
|The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union, 1921-1993||20 credits|
|History Students in Schools||20 credits|
|The Italian Renaissance: Ideals and Realities||20 credits|
|Italian Cinema: Genre and Social Change||20 credits|
|Italy: Regions, Identities and Nation||20 credits|
|Year Abroad in Italy||120 credits|
|Italian Language 3||20 credits|
|Final Year Project|
|The Norman Kingdom of Sicily||40 credits|
|The Harlem Renaissance: Black Culture and Politics 1919-1940||40 credits|
|Stalin and Stalinism||40 credits|
|Specialised Uses of Italian in Consecutive Interpreting||20 credits|
|Dark Italy: Italian Crime Fiction||20 credits|
|Made in Italy. Italian for Business||20 credits|
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Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: ABB including A in History, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.
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 for History. 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.
Please contact the Admissions Office.
34 points overall with 16 at Higher Level including 6 in History at Higher Level
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
H2, H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 including H2 in History
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
Scottish Highers accepted in combination with Advanced Highers. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.
European Baccalaureate: 77% including 85% in History.
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 ABC at A Level including A in History (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking) 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 History (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking) 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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