Our Graduates


The study of Italian involves intensive language training and the discovery of an important culture through the exploration of art, architecture, cinema, music and media. Language and culture courses are complementary: the importance of reading for language acquisition cannot be over-emphasized as it assists students in the development of language skills. Studying culture will help students develop the analytical and critical skills that are the hallmark of a graduate in Humanities, and that constitute as significant a part of our contribution to the BComm (International) as the language course.


A degree in Italian provides much more than the knowledge of an important European language and its rich cultural contributions. Your degree will prepare you in a wide range of skills that enhance graduates’ written and verbal communication. In addition, those who spend their third year abroad, are able to demonstrate to employers that they have adjusted to a different culture and system, and as a result have flexibility, adaptability and openness to other cultures.


Help us fill in the gaps!

We are interested in hearing from all our graduates. Send a short profile of what you have been doing since graduation, stating your degree programme, subjects studied and year of graduation, to Dr Mark Chu. Hopefully, your experience might inspire new and current students. Alternatively, post details of your career on the Wall of the Department's Facebook page and we will transfer it here.

Useful Links for Graduates

UCC Career's Service

UCC Graduates Association

Graduate Profiles

Click on a year for individual graduate profiles;

Department of Italian


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