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Why Study Italian?

In today’s global environment, expertise in modern languages has never been more important. Intercultural knowledge and multilingual skills are highly valued by employers and will give you a competitive edge in the international marketplace.

We offer learning in small classes, where you get to know the staff and your fellow students in a friendly environment. At the same time, our very large and varied range of modules enables you to tailor your degree to your personal needs.

You will benefit from an on-site dedicated Modern Languages centre and translation equipment.

A number of our courses allow you to study Italian as a beginnerThis option is available for many of our degrees where German is combined with another subjectPlease see our course information for more details.


in the UK for Italian Studies

National Student Survey 2020 [published July 2020]

Student video profile - Callum Rhind

Callum Rhind is studying French, German and Italian at Bangor University and has benefited from spending time in France, Germany and Italy as part of his Modern Languages and Cultures degree.

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STUDENT PROFILE Clodagh May Colbeck


"I can honestly say that I have been surrounded by the most supportive people; staff and students alike, and I couldn’t think of a better environment in which to become an independent person, ready to set up your own life."

Our Research in Italian

Our international research profile in modern languages is derived from the dynamic work of academic and research staff, who have built major individual and collaborative projects in the histories, cultures and politics of the Francophone, Hispanic, German and Italian-speaking worlds, with a growing specialism in Translation Studies and Chinese Studies.

We are proud of our strong performance in the Government’s Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), which judged 76% of our research to be internationally excellent or world-leading, with particularly outstanding results on our research impact.

Particular research strengths lie in postcolonial approaches to Francophone and Iberian Cultures, the politics of memory and memorialisation, travel writing, Catalan and Galician Studies, Italian organised crime, translation, power and critical discourse, film and national identities, popular culture and comics, material cultures and material texts, visual cultures and contemporary art.

Our students benefit from a lively and inclusive research community. Not only does our research inform our teaching, we also run an exciting Research Forum each term, comprising a variety of events, including talks from visiting scholars and our own research staff and students, book launches and art, music and poetry performances.

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