Modern Greek program overview

The Modern Greek Program offers a major that can be included in many degrees offered at the University of Sydney. For in-depth information on the Modern Greek subject area, a description of the major and its requirements, and a table and descriptions of the units of study available in this area, go to the

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Handbook - Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies

For previous year enrolments: Handbook archive.

Unit of Study prerequisites are also reviewed from time to time. The prerequisites listed for units in your year of enrolment are valid for the duration of your candidature.

International exchange

The department encourages students to spend a period of exchange at an overseas university. The University’s International Exchange Program enables you to undertake approved overseas study, with the credit achieved counting towards your degree at the University of Sydney. The University currently has an exchange agreement with the University of Cyprus. Comprehensive information is available at the Student Exchange Office Website.

The department can also organise In-Country Study: in collaboration with the University of Athens a 6-week course on Greek language, culture and history is run over January and February. The course takes place in the Old Building of the University of Athens at the heart of the city: students sit for exams at the end of the program. Each weekend an excursion to an important archaeological site is scheduled (Delphi, Mycenae, Olympia, Vergina etc). Students who successfully complete the unit receive 6 credit points towards their degree. Fees apply as determined by the University of Athens.

Talk to your International exchange coordinator for information.

Academic policies and procedures

The Department follows the policies and procedures set out by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – for information, follow these links to the requisite Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences pages:

Policies webpage for information on:
- Plagiarism - Satisfactory progress - Late Work - Attendance

Student Administration Manual contains procedures, and the necessary forms, for amongst others:
- Applying for credit
- Applying for a DNF after the semester deadline
- Applying for Honours
- Applying for a suspension for one or two semesters
- Appealing against a result

Special Consideration webpage for information on:
- Special Consideration - for serious illness or misadventure
- Special Arrangements - for essential community commitments
- Extensions on assessments - for minor illness or misadventure