Italian and Economics (BA)
Our aim at the School of Modern Languages and Cardiff Business School is to educate our students to become ‘global citizens’. By combining Italian and Economics you will gain a variety of transferable skills and knowledge beneficial to the world of employment, making you competitive and attractive in an increasingly global workforce and opening the doors to a variety of career paths.
The four-year degree in Italian and Economics combines the main elements (modules and teaching) of Economics with the study of Italian language and culture. The programme will equip you with a thorough grounding in the theory, concepts, principles and techniques of the core subject areas of the discipline: macroeconomics, microeconomics and quantitative analysis. It aims to provide you with knowledge of the workings of the UK economy and the ability to use that knowledge in a range of contexts. It also aims to provide a high level of competence in Italian and knowledge of the economy of Italy.
We will introduce you to the breadth and depth of economic analysis and offer you the opportunity to acquire knowledge and techniques across a number of specialised areas. Studying Economics provides a rigorous training that can be a useful foundation for future careers.
Through the study of Italian and Economics, the programme encourages a range of transferable discipline-specific and core skills that will be of value to you in future education and in your subsequent careers.
As the European Union develops, language skills are becoming increasingly attractive to employers. Studying Economics with Italian will help to prepare you for a career in Economics by providing you with a sound knowledge of the theories, concepts, principles and techniques of the discipline. The programme will also give you the added advantage of acquiring a language.
Each school involved in delivering the degree offers a challenging course of modules, supported by a friendly atmosphere and excellent staff-student relationships.
The first year provides the essential Economics and related modules that form the basis of a degree in Economics together with modules in Italian language and culture.
Year two develops from this base, giving equal weighting to Economics and Italian subjects. You will continue to focus on core modules in Economics, whilst the Italian language component focuses on your communication skills. In your second year of Economics you will study compulsory modules in both microeconomics and macroeconomics. You will choose your remaining 20 credits from a list of Italian optional modules.
Your third year is spent in Italy studying modules to the equivalent of 120 credits in a range of accounting, business and economics subjects in Italian.
Italy is a major actor on the European and world stage, possessing a rich and sophisticated culture. Italian is one of the official working languages of the European Union and of the United Nations.
In year four you will take 60 credits of optional Economics related modules, combined with 30 credits in Italian language and 30 credits of Italian optional modules.
Overall, the degree in Italian and Economics prepares you for a career in Economics or international business with an ability to work in Italian as well as in English.
The Cathays Park campus is where most of our Academic Schools are based. With wide tree-lined avenues and elegant Portland stone buildings, it's an inspiring place to study. With wide tree-lined avenues and elegant Portland stone buildings, it's an inspiring place to study.
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description
|IELTS (1.0 -9.0)
|TOEFL IBT (0-120)
|TOEFL CBT (0-300)
Job Opportunity Potential
Our courses prepare you for a professional career in a wide range of industries, business and the financial sector, or further study.
Engineers are in high demand, and thanks to our wide range of degree programmes, our graduates’ prospects are among the best in the UK.
of our graduates are
in employment or further study
six months after graduating.
Our graduates go on to work in a range of areas, including industry, the public sector, the financial sector or academia. Some graduate destinations include:
Supplementing your studies
We offer students the option of taking a Year in Industry after their second year of study, which is spent in a professional workplace gaining hands-on experience. This experience can simultaneously improve students’ confidence and employment prospects.
Our MEng (Hons) programmes also have the option of a Year in Europe, which is a year spent at an institution in France, Germany or Spain, after the third year of study. This is a chance not only for students to broaden their personal horizons, but also to develop further academic skills.
Links with industry
Students who are not on the Year in Industry scheme still benefit from industrial input in modules across all engineering disciplines. School-wide project modules are supported by industrial collaboration with a number of companies, including Flintec, Ove Arup and Partners International, Atkins, GL Garrard Hassan, BAE Systems, EADS, and Babcock Marine.
In the waste management, recycling, and energy fields there is significant input from research contracts with companies such as Rolls Royce, EoN, Tata Steel, and Stork Technical Services. Inputs are also received from companies such as Tidal Energy Ltd (TEL), Marine Current Turbines (part of Siemens), Bosch, ANSYS and Mabey Bridge.
In environmental and water engineering, presentations are given by industrially sponsored lecturers from CH2MHILL and Lusas. Direct industrial input also comes from companies including Newport Galvanisers (a subsidiary of Wedge Galvanisers), GBCard and Partners, Jacobs Engineering, Capita Symonds, and Mott-MacDonald.
In today's competitive graduate job market, we recognise that students are always looking for ways to make them stand out to prospective employers. Each year, our students have the opportunity to get involved with some really exciting projects.
Aside from this, there are many extra-curricular opportunities, both social and serious, organised through the School, the University or the Students’ Union.
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Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
Grade C or grade 4 in GCSE English Language.
At least 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill.
At least 90 overall with minimum scores of 17 for writing, 17 for listening, 18 for reading and 20 for speaking.
At least 62 overall with a minimum of 51 in all communicative skills.
Trinity ISE II/III
II: at least two Distinctions and two Merits.
III: at least a Pass in all components.
Indian Standard XII Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education Core English
140 out of 200
140 out of 200
Indian Standard XII Core English
- Course Code: RL31
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
- Duration: 04 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
Application Fee: N/A
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