Honours Overview


Honours in Italian Studies will give you high-level knowledge and skills in Italian which will allow you to operate with confidence and skill in Italian linguistic and cultural contexts. It offers advanced study of Italian language and culture, through units in language (written and spoken) and in selected aspects of Italian culture, as well as through a research thesis on a topic of your choice. The study of language and culture will give you intercultural understandings to equip you for work in areas involving culturally sensitive differences. You will perfect your communication skills in speaking in front of groups and in expressing your views effectively in writing, presenting and defending arguments, and working in teams. The research skills you acquire will prepare you well for work in many areas of government, business and policy development, as well as for further postgraduate study.


Students are able to (1) show competence in the Italian language in the four macroskills of language acquisition - reading, writing, listening and speaking - rated according to the Common European Framework for Languages; (2) interact confidently and successfully in situations involving Italian cultural conventions; (3) interpret Italian language texts - written, audio, visual - in the light of Italian culture and society; and (4) move with accuracy and skill between the English and Italian languages and cultures.

Entry requirements

The equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 70 per cent in the Level 3 units of the Italian Studies major.

Students must meet with their Discipline's Honours Coordinator to discuss their programme and research supervision prior to enrolment.

Intake periods

Beginning of year and mid-year


Honours in Italian Studies can be taken as a specialisation in the following degrees:

No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.


Key to availability of units:
Semester 1
Semester 2
Take all units (48 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit requirements
S1EURO4002Advanced Language Skills
Enrolled in an honours course in French, German
or Italian
or the approval of the unit coordinator.
S1, S2EURO4003Advanced Cultural Studies
Enroled in an honours course in French, German
or Italian
or Master of Translations Studies
or the approval of the unit coordinator.
S1, S2EURO4004Advanced Writing Skills
Enroled in an honours course in French, German
or Italian
or the Master of Translation Studies
or the approval of the unit coordinator.
S1, S2EURO4101Advanced Research Skills
EURO7481 Honours Seminar 1 (European Studies).
GRMN4101 Advanced Research Skills.
ITAL4101 Advanced Research Skills.
FREN4101 Advanced Research Skills
S1, S2HUMA4140Humanities Dissertation 1
enrolment in
a School of Humanities honours program
S1, S2HUMA4141Humanities Dissertation 2
HUMA4140 Humanities Dissertation 1