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Italian Studies

Italian is a rewarding language to learn as it opens up the riches of Italy's cultural past and its dynamic present.

Introduction

Italian is the most widely-spoken language in Australia after English because of the ongoing migrant, intellectual, cultural and commercial links between Australia and Italy.

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Course description, features and facilities

The major in Italian Studies teaches you high levels of competence in speaking, writing, listening and reading. It also offers a wide perspective on Italian culture, considering not only the culture and history of Italy itself but also Italian speaking communities around the world including Australia.

The major caters for students at all levels to challenge and engage you throughout your studies, from beginners through to native speakers. We will encourage you to enhance your educational experience by participating in exchange programs in Italy at approved universities such as Siena, Milan or Perugia.

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Student profile

Student profile – Lucas Calleja

Majoring in Italian Studies within the Bachelor of Arts has proved to be the most rewarding choice of my university career. I have enriched my Italian language skills, as well as expanded my knowledge of Italian and European societies. The teachers in the Italian department are very knowledgeable and extremely approachable, creating a strong bond with students; a combination which in turn makes the Italian courses lively and interactive.

Most importantly the major has given me the opportunity to complete my honours coursework and research at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan.  This allows me to truly experience Italian culture while finishing my university degree based in the centre of Europe.  What more could you want from your major?

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Structure

UWA's streamlined course structure allows you to pursue studies in a wide range of areas and to take one or two majors in your degree. Your second major can be from a similar field to your first (degree-specific) major, or from a different area or degree entirely.

As well as the units specified in your major, you will study broadening units outside your main area of study and may be able to take a number of elective subjects as well.

You can explore the structure of this major in detail in the University Handbooks.

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Professional recognition

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Career opportunities

European language graduates are well qualified for careers in the diplomatic services, teaching, and interpreting and translating, as well as a range of careers in travel, hospitality, publishing, theatre, commerce and international relations. Knowledge of a foreign language is particularly helpful for career prospects in international banking, journalism and communications, medical areas, music and the arts.

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Further study opportunities

This major lays the foundation for further study options at honours and postgraduate level.

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Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. Prerequisites and minimum scores
  2. Additional information
  3. English competency
  4. Advanced standing

Prerequisites and minimum scores

Qualification and prerequisite subjectsCourse entry score
Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)80
International Baccalaureate29

Additional information

Please note: to complete this major within the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) will require a minimum ATAR of 98 (or equivalent).

English competency

University study demands strong English language competency. To be eligible for admission to a undergraduate program at UWA, you must demonstrate satisfactory performance in a UWA-approved test of English. This is the case even if English is your first language.

The minimum requirement is a scaled score of 50 or more in WACE English, Literature or English as an Additional Language/Dialect achieved at Stage 2 or Stage 3 – or an equivalent level of achievement in an interstate or international qualification.

Advanced standing

If you have undertaken prior tertiary study within the last five years, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit and/or exemption).

Applications for advanced standing are assessed upon acceptance of any offer of admission made by the University.

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  1. Prerequisites and minimum scores
  2. Advanced standing

Prerequisites and minimum scores

Qualification and prerequisite subjectsCourse entry score
French Baccalaureat
12
International Baccalaureate
29
UWA Foundation Programme (UWAFP)
66
GCE or Cambridge Advanced-level Examinations
8
Western Australian Universities Preparatory Program (WAUPP)
63
Trinity College Foundation Program
85
Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY)
270
Canadian Matriculation (except Quebec)
60
Chinese Unified Examinations (UEC)
12
Chinese Gao Kao
525
All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE)
12
Indian School Certificate (CISCE)
60
Norwegian Vitnemål
4.14
Swedish Slutbetyg
15.70
German Abitur
3.17
Singapore-Cambridge A-Levels
8
South African National Senior Certificate
4.60

These are the required prerequisites for applicants who have completed these particular qualifications.

If you are applying for a place based on other qualifications you need to demonstrate that you have knowledge at least equivalent to the subjects specified.

Advanced standing

Students with previous tertiary level qualifications will be considered for advanced standing (credit).

How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. First semester entry
  2. Second semester entry
  3. Information for…
  4. Contact details - admission information

We have two intakes of undergraduate students each year: first and second semester.

First semester entry

Australian citizens or permanent residents, including humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens apply through the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre.

Contact the Admissions Centre for advice.

Second semester entry

After the closing date, contact the Admissions Centre for advice.

Information for

Contact details - admission information

UWA Admissions Centre (M353)

Address
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009
Location
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Telephone
(+61 8) 6488 2477 – General enquiries
1800 653 050 – General enquiries (country callers)
Fax
(+61 8) 6488 1226
Enquire on-line
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Opening hours
Monday – Friday, 9am–4pm

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  1. First semester entry
  2. Second semester entry
  3. Information for…
  4. Contact details - admission information

First semester entry

International undergraduate applicants must complete this application form and submit it through an authorised UWA overseas representative or directly to the UWA International Centre.

You must also:

Second semester entry

International undergraduate applicants must complete this application form and submit it through an authorised UWA overseas representative or directly to the UWA International Centre.

You must also:

Information for

Contact details - admission information

UWA International Centre (M352)

Address
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009
Telephone
(+61 8) 6488 3939
Fax
(+61 8) 9382 4071
Contacts
International Centre
Enquire on-line
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Location
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Opening hours
Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm
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Italian Studies: the details

Status
Available 2014
Locations offered
Crawley, Albany (selected Level 1 units)
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Internal
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
12-15 hours plus own study time
Standard full-time completion
3 years (BA), 4 years (BPhil(Hons))
Maximum time to complete
10 years
Degrees (available in)
This major is available in:Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)All majors (except Economics and Biomedical Science double majors, Architecture, Specialist Music Studies and Science Communication) can also be taken as second majors in any of our undergraduate degrees
Honours available
Yes
Contact details: course information
Arts Student Centre
arts-students@uwa.edu.au
Ask UWA
(+61 8) 6488 2091
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