Programme contacts

Fees and funding

UK & EU fee
£9,000 (2016/17)
Overseas fee
£16,130 (2016/17)

Various funding options are available, including student loans, scholarships and bursaries. UK students whose household income falls below a certain level may also be eligible for a non-repayable bursary or for certain scholarships. Please see the Fees and funding pages for more details.


The scholarships listed below are for 2017 entry. Funding opportunities for students applying for 2017 entry will be published when they are available.

Modern European Languages Scholarship
Based on academic merit
Virtus UG Bursary

The Scholarships and Funding website lists scholarships and funding schemes available to UCL students. These may be open to all students, or restricted to specific nationalities, regions or academic department.

Modern Language Plus BA: Italian with Film Studies

UCAS Code: RY00

The Modern Language Plus BA offers enormous choice and flexibility, combining a modern language (either one you have prior knowledge of, or one new to you), together with another discipline, such as Film Studies, History of Art, Jewish Studies or Management Studies. You will also spend a year abroad.

Degree benefits

  • UCL provides an ideal environment for language study; we offer an enormous range of languages and state-of-the-art facilities, including a well-equipped language learning suite.
  • The Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning - Languages of the Wider World, run by UCL and SOAS, brings together the expertise of a wide range of language specialists.
  • UCL has a large international population, and you will have countless opportunities to practise and speak your chosen languages with native speakers and learn about the associated culture and society.
  • Our location in a cosmopolitan city provides access to frequent and varied cultural events, a huge range of museums, specialist libraries and bookshops, theatres, cinemas, cuisines and cultural societies.


Students must take 4.0 cu each yea.

Year One

Compulsory Modules (1.0 course unit)

  • ITAL1010 First Year Italian Language (1.0cu)

Optional Modules (2.0 course units)

  • Four ITAL1* optional modules (0.5cu each)

Optional Film modules (1.0cu)

  • ELCS6031 Considering Narrative Structure in Film (0.5cu)
  • ELCS6004 European Art Cinema (0.5cu)
  • ELCS6005 Futurism and Futurisms (0.5cu)
  • ELCS6008 Introduction to Film Adaptation (0.5cu)
  • ELCS6022 Modern Art and Mass Culture (0.5cu)
  • ELCS6019 How to Make an 8-minute Documentary (0.5cu)

Year Two

Compulsory Modules (1.0 course unit)

  • ITAL2020 Second Year Italian Language (1.0cu)

Optional Italian Modules (2.0 course units)

Four ITAL2* optional modules (0.5cu each) ITAL1105 Background to Dante and Inferno (0.5cu) can be taken in place of a second year Italian module if it wasn't taken in first year.

Optional Film Modules (1.0 course units)

  • ELCS6031 Considering Narrative Structure in Film (0.5cu)
  • ELCS6004 European Art Cinema (0.5cu)
  • ELCS6005 Futurism and Futurisms (0.5cu)
  • ELCS6008 Introduction to Film Adaptation (0.5cu)
  • ELCS6022 Modern Art and Mass Culture (0.5cu)
  • ELCS6019 How to Make an 8-minute Documentary (0.5cu)

Year Three

  • ELCS3001 - Year Abroad Assessment A (1.5 course units)
  • ELCS3002 - Year Abroad Assessment B (1.5 course units)
  • ELCS3005 - Third Year Project C (1.0cu)

Final Year

Compulsory Modules (1.0 course unit)

  • ITAL4040 Final Year Italian Language (1.0cu)

Optional Modules (0.5 course units)

Four ITAL4*** modules (0.5cu each)

Optional Modules (1.0 course units)
ELCS4*** Any advanced-level ELCS module (0.5cu each).


There are many career opportunities for UCL's modern language graduates, and we embed in our teaching the acquisition of transferable skills as well as linguistic and cultural knowledge.

Career paths for modern language graduates include the financial sector, the civil service, journalism, accountancy, publishing, education, advertising, the media and law. Some graduates pursue careers that make special use of their language skills, including translating, interpreting and teaching; others continue with training and research.


First career destinations of recent graduates (2012-2014) of this programme include:

  • Recruitment Consultant, Independent Clinical Services
  • Graduate Trainee, Phaidon
  • Analyst, Willis Capital Markets & Advisory
  • Trade Analyst, Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK
  • Banking Analyst, Goldman Sachs

*Data taken from the 'Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education' survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2012-2014 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.

UCL is commited to helping you get the best start after graduation. Read more about how UCL Careers, UCL Advances and other entrepreneur societies here: Careers and skills.

Application and next steps

Your application

In your application, you should demonstrate an interest in the literature, culture and history of the language you are proposing to study. Involvement in cultural activities in the language (i.e. reading newspapers and magazines, watching television and films or engaging with relevant communities) is regarded favourably, as is travel to the country in question.

How to apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

Application deadline: 15 January 2017


If your application demonstrates that your academic ability and motivation makes you well-suited to our degree and you receive an offer, then we shall invite you to a post-offer Open Day, where you can experience the sort of teaching which we offer and life in SELCS.

Our admissions process aims to assess your linguistic abilities and attainments as well as cultural awareness and intellectual potential. We may interview candidates by telephone in order to establish a level of language ability.

When applying for a place on this programme, all applicants must indicate in the space provided on their application the combination of languages that they wish to be considered for. Please note that French and Spanish are not taught from beginner's level so an A level or equivalent is essential.

For further information on UCL's selection process see: Selection of students

How to apply button