Modern Greek program overview
The Modern Greek Program offers a major that can be included in many degrees offered at the University of Sydney. Depending on your year of enrolment the requirements for completing the major may be different. Select from the options below to see the requirements relevant to you.
I started my degree before 2014
I started my degree in or after 2014
The units of study for the major can be found in the Table A unit of study table for Modern Greek Studies. The table shows units of study on offer in the current handbook year. You may find information regarding a full list of units of study available to the major on the departmental website.
There are three main streams:
- Language acquisition and writing skills
- Culture and history
- Translation and translation studies
Language acquisition and writing skills forms the basis for everything that students are expected to do when studying Modern Greek. It consists of a coherent number of units streamlined according to the language knowledge of groups of students.
For more in-depth information on the Modern Greek Studies subject area, including tables and descriptions of the units of study available in this area, for current year enrolments go to
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.
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