Undergraduate study in Italian

Italian has been suspended as a Bachelor of Arts major for 2023. It is still offered as a language specialisation in the Diploma in Languages, Certificate in Languages and Bachelor of Global Studies. You can also take it as a GenEd course or as a Module.

What you can study in Italian

You can take language courses at every level and learn to speak, read and write Italian. At Stages II and III there are opportunities to study at universities in Italy. We encourage you to study abroad.

You can also study Italian society and culture, contemporary literature and film, and medieval and Renaissance literature and culture as modules in Comparative Literature and European Studies courses. While most of these courses involve the study of texts in English, provisions are made for coursework in Italian for students studying the language.

Taking a Module in Italian

If you would like to study Italian alongside your two BA majors, you can complete a Module.

A Module is an optional grouping of three courses on a particular theme which enables you to add extra value to your Bachelor of Arts.

Take a look at Modules.


Explore the undergraduate courses you can take as part of a major in Italian. You would normally take Stage I courses in your first year, Stage II in your second and Stage III in your third.

Enrolling in Italian language courses for the first time as a beginner

If you have no or limited knowledge of Italian, please enrol in ITALIAN 100 or ITALIAN 100G. 

You will be required to complete a Language Proficiency Declaration when enrolling in any beginner language acquisition course. The Language Declaration is available to you in your CANVAS Course page under assignments.  

If you do not complete the Language Proficiency Declaration you may be dropped from the course and will not be able to access any course content in the course. Read more about first time language course enrolment.

Read more about first time language course enrolment.

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

Our friendly staff will provide you with advice on planning your degree and enrolling in your courses at Student Hubs.

If you would like to find out more about studying Italian, you can contact our Undergraduate Adviser.