Bachelor of Arts Italian Studies (Dual Subject)

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
City: Bonn
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Bachelor's degree


36 Months

Scholarship Available



German, Italian

About this Study Course

The Italian Studies Program delves into the vibrant evolution of the Italian language, from its Latin roots to its modern-day form, encompassing its unique characteristics, rich literatures, and diverse cultural landscapes. Students enhance their practical language skills while engaging deeply with the fields of linguistics, literature, and cultural studies.

In linguistics, students explore the birth, development, and contemporary status of the Italian language, including phonology, syntax, and word formation. They gain insights into various linguistic subfields, theories, and methodologies, equipping them with a comprehensive understanding of the language’s structure and function.


Literary studies offer a journey through the history of Italian literature from the Middle Ages to the present, covering significant periods, genres, authors, and works. Students delve into literary theories and methodologies, learning the tools and techniques essential for literary analysis and research. This exploration is enriched by a focus on the cultural and historical contexts that shaped the literature, providing a holistic understanding of Italy’s literary heritage.

Cultural studies within the Italian Studies Program provide a deep dive into the theories, methods, and models that examine various cultures, alongside country-specific knowledge about Italy. This includes analyzing historical and contemporary political, economic, and social structures, media landscapes, and educational systems in Italian-speaking regions.

The program’s interdisciplinary nature requires students to pair it with a second subject, broadening their academic and professional horizons. Graduates find themselves well-prepared for diverse career paths, including roles in research management, education, publishing, cultural institutions, media, journalism, and international relations. The program’s unique blend of linguistic proficiency, literary insight, and cultural understanding makes its graduates valuable in many fields.

Admission Requirements

  • University entrance qualification (e.g., Abitur)
  • German language proficiency (DSH level 2, CEFR level C1, as per DSH exam regulations)
  • Introduction to Italian Linguistics
  • History of Italian Literature
  • Italian Cultural Studies
  • Advanced Italian Language Skills
  • Italian Phonology and Syntax
  • Modern Italian Literature
  • Italian Media and Society
  • Research Methods in Italian Studies

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Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Italian Studies Program have achieved notable success across various industries. Alumni have become influential researchers, educators, cultural managers, and media professionals, contributing to both academic and public spheres.

The program’s alignment with current industry demands ensures that students develop relevant skills, such as critical thinking, analytical writing, and cross-cultural communication, which are highly sought after in today’s global job market. This alignment, coupled with real-world applications and internships, provides a strong foundation for lifelong career success.

Visa Requirements:

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