Italian Studies

Let us introduce you to the vast society and culture of Italy.

Italian is the second most widely spoken language in Australia after English, with more than half a million Italian Australians using it every day. As an Italian studies student at The University of Adelaide, you will gain valuable practical language skills. Italy is enriched with the history of western civilisation with strong relevance and influence of past and present culture in the art, fashion and culinary worlds.

As an Italian studies student you will:

  • Learn to read and write in Italian
  • Gain the skills to listen and speak in Italian
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of Italian culture
  • Study the Italian influence in modern society
  • Improve your understanding of how language works
  • Have the opportunity to study abroad.

By learning another language you will set yourself apart from others in your future career. Italian studies at The University of Adelaide will open a unique career pathway for you full of opportunities such as industry internships, employment, collaboration and research. Italy is one of the ten wealthiest nations in the world and a major trading partner with Australia.

Exchange Programs
Develop your language skills and immerse yourself in a new culture with an international exchange! As a University of Adelaide student you will have access to over 100 overseas exchange programs around the world. As an Italian studies student you can study overseas for one or two semesters and gain a credit towards your University of Adelaide degree.

Degrees that offer this study area

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts (Advanced)
Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Chemical) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Electrical and Electronic) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Environmental) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Mechanical) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of International Development
Bachelor of International Relations
Bachelor of International Relations with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Languages
Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Music
Diploma in Languages

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching
  • International law
  • Diplomacy
  • Translation
  • Interpreter
  • Corporate executive
  • Tourism
  • Research

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