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The Department of Italian Studies is one of the largest and best resourced in Australia, offering a wide range of language and culture units of study. Our language units cater for those at different levels and, through innovative teaching methods, aim to develop high levels of linguistic aptitude. Culture units will allow you to develop in-depth understanding of some of the most representative Italian authors, thinkers and literary and intellectual movements from the Middle Ages to the present.

You will engage with both language acquisition and cultural studies, in order to gain a deep understanding of the close connection between language and culture. All units of study aim to develop your analytical and critical skills, to enable you to pursue your interest in all aspects of Italian language, literature and culture.

You will also be able to take advantage of the opportunity to spend a semester in Italy as part of your undergraduate studies with one of our Italian partner universities.

For more information on the program structure and content including unit of study information, please refer to the Arts and Social Sciences Handbook.

You can study an Italian Studies major or minor, starting at the level most suited to your current ability. See our language proficiency levels for more details.

This major is offered by the Department of Italian Studies.

Graduate opportunities

Our graduates enter a wide range of careers. Examples include:

  • Communications and media officer
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign affairs officer
  • Cultural or development officer
  • International relations and trade
  • Language specialist
  • Teacher (with further study)
  • Policy analyst
  • Public service positions
  • Translator and interpreter
  • Travel and tourism consultant
Courses that offer this major

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Units of study in this major

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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.