Connect with 64 million Italian speakers across Europe

Italian Studies at Macquarie offers in-depth study of the language of great artists, scientists, designers, filmmakers, dramatists and novelists.

Learn about Italy's rich cultural and artistic heritage, which has significantly influenced Western civilization and continues to fascinate today.

Una lingua diversa è una diversa visione della vita.

“A different language is a different vision of life.” – Federico Fellini

Our levels of study

We offer Italian Studies from introductory level to advanced level (Common European Framework of Reference level C1).

You can enrol in our undergraduate classes or undertake research as part of an MRes or PhD.

The Department has strong relationships with a number of partner universities in Italy, offering established exchange programs. Find out more about our cotutelle program.

What you’ll learn

Our language programs are integrated with our areas of research activity, encouraging insights into Italian contemporary literature, cinema, the Italian Renaissance, Italy’s rich cultural history, and varied regional traditions and dialects at undergraduate level, with the option to explore these further in the Master of Research.

Engage with us

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Last updated: 17 Dec 2019