Bachelor of Arts (Languages)

Four years full-time (pass or honours) / Eight years part-time

Our Bachelor of Arts (Languages) degree is designed for worldly students who wish to link their humanities and social sciences studies with the core study of one or more foreign languages.

Some of our students have begun their language studies in secondary school or elsewhere, while others embark on a new language at beginners’ level within our language departments – both options are possible within our degree.

This four-year degree allows you to specialise in your primary language and take a second major in another language. Alternatively, you can choose your second major from other non-language subject areas.

A diverse selection of language majors are on offer, ranging from Indonesian, to Arabic, Greek, Korean and more.

A standout feature of this degree is the compulsory, subsidised in-country study component that enables you to spend one or two semesters studying at a designated university in the country of your primary language. Not only does this in-country study provide a valuable opportunity to enhance your linguistic fluency and cultural knowledge, once successfully completed is also credited towards your University of Sydney degree.

The linguistic and cultural competence acquired by undertaking a Bachelor of Arts (Languages) prepares you for further studies and/or work overseas, and offers you international career opportunities in the private and public sector, such as diplomacy and international trade.

 Compulsory major selection
Second major selection
Possible third major to be chosen from those already listed or from the following majors available in other faculties

SAMPLE DEGREE STRUCTURE

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 1 SEMESTER 2 -
SEMESTER ABROAD
Semester 1 Semester 2
LANGUAGE MAJOR JUNIOR UNIT LANGUAGE MAJOR JUNIOR UNIT LANGUAGE MAJOR SENIOR UNIT LANGUAGE MAJOR SENIOR UNIT LANGUAGE MAJOR SENIOR UNIT LANGUAGE MAJOR SENIOR UNIT TABLE A SENIOR UNIT TABLE A OR B
SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A JUNIOR UNIT TABLE A JUNIOR UNIT TABLE A JUNIOR/SENIOR UNIT LANGUAGE MAJOR SENIOR UNIT TABLE A JUNIOR/SENIOR UNIT LANGUAGE MAJOR SENIOR UNIT TABLE A SENIOR UNIT TABLE A OR B
SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
JUNIOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
JUNIOR UNIT
TABLE A JUNIOR/SENIOR OR TABLE B SENIOR UNIT TABLE A JUNIOR/SENIOR OR TABLE B SENIOR UNIT TABLE A OR B
SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A
MAJOR JUNIOR
PRE-REQ UNIT
TABLE A
MAJOR JUNIOR
PRE-REQ UNIT
TABLE A
MAJOR SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A
MAJOR SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A
MAJOR SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A
MAJOR SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A
MAJOR SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A
MAJOR SENIOR UNIT
24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS

Each box represents one 6 credit point unit of study. This diagram is a sample structure only, and is based on a standard full-time progression over 4 years.

Core units of study and semester offerings are subject to change.