Welcome to the School of Languages and Cultures in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Here you will find information about our departments and programs, with a directory of academic staff and their research interests, plus all the latest School news.

We are proud to offer the widest range of language studies in Australia, taught in their social and cultural contexts. Our language offerings include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew (Classical and Modern), Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Modern Greek, Sanskrit and Spanish. We also have programs in Asian Studies, Biblical Studies, Buddhist Studies, European Studies, International and Comparative Literary Studies, and Jewish Studies. Whether you are a complete beginner, a native speaker or somewhere in between, you can complete a major and honours in one of our programs while benefiting from our active involvement in an international student exchange program.

Graduates with language skills and a good understanding of other cultures are in demand both in Australia and overseas. Our programs provide you with an excellent competitive advantage for a range of government and private sector jobs. Your learning experience with us will expand your horizons and introduce you to people, places, cultures and ideas that can change your way of looking at the world around you. Students undertaking degrees in other faculties are welcome to study with us. For those students who do not have room for a language in their degree structure we have the Diploma of Language Studies as an additional qualification, offering units online and during semester breaks to enable flexible learning and a rapid completion.

The School also offers a Bachelor of Arts (Languages) designed for high-achieving students who wish to specialise further in languages and cultures. For this degree the School supports an overseas study component. Postgraduate students can choose from a wide range of disciplines and specialist areas and will benefit from study in a world class academic environment.

We play an important role in the wider academic and public communities. We organise national and international conferences and hold public lectures and seminars with presentations by prominent international scholars and writers. All our departments have strong community connections and students can engage in a range of exciting academic and social events. The School would like to take this opportunity to thank our benefactors and those communities whose generosity and ongoing support have been vital to the success of the School.