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Undergraduate (Level 8 NFQ , Credits 180 )
In today’s world, where language skills are growing in importance, Italian is an exciting language to study. Not only will you enjoy learning Italian, you will also open up excellent career opportunities in many areas of business and society. You will have the opportunity to spend a year studying in Italy, one of the world’s most beautiful and fascinating countries.
For more information regarding this course, please click School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

How do I apply?

For EU students, please apply via MyUCD. The following entry route(s) are available:
Description ENTRY Duration Application Opening Date APPURL
Italian(BAU5) - Undergraduate Degree (Non EU) Entry in
Full Time - 3 Year(s) Apply from -
Oct 2019
Italian(BAU5) - Access Progression Pathway Entry in
Full Time - 3 Year(s) Apply from -
Feb 2020
Language modules are taught in small groups and literature and culture modules are taught through lectures and tutorials.

Assessment is through a combination of continuous assessment and end-of-semester exams.
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Studying Italian opens the door to graduate studies (MA or PhD, in Ireland or abroad) and many careers, including:

  • Careers in organisations including the EU, UN, NGOs
  • Multinationals
  • Hospitality & entertainment industries
  • Teaching, publishing & journalism
  • Translation and interpreting

    You can also pursue graduate studies at MA or PhD level, in Ireland or abroad.
  • We recommend that after second year you complete an Erasmus year at an Italian university (Cagliari, Macerata, Milan, Rome, or Urbino) to achieve the level of proficiency required by employers and for graduate studies. Upon completion of your fourth year you will then be awarded a BA (International). Places may be limited and preference will be given to those with better results.