Welcome

Welcome to the School of Languages and Cultures, located in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. On our website you will find information about the departments and inter-disciplinary programs available within the School, along with a directory of academic staff and their research and all the latest School news.

We offer the widest range of language studies in Australia. This includes undergraduate, honours and postgraduate teaching in a range of languages and their social and cultural contexts. Language studies include Arabic, Aramaic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew (Classical and Modern), Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Modern Greek, Pali, Sanskrit, Spanish and Syriac. Programs are also offered in Asian Studies, Biblical Studies, Buddhist Studies, European and Middle Eastern Studies, International and Comparative Literary Studies, Jewish Studies and Islamic Studies.

Graduates with language skills and a good understanding of other cultures are in demand both in Australia and overseas. Our programs will provide you with an excellent competitive advantage for a range of government and private sector jobs, while the experience 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.

Arts students and students undertaking degrees in other faculties are welcome to study with us. Regardless of 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. The School also offers a Bachelor of Arts (Languages) designed for high-achieving students who wish to specialise further in languages and cultures. Postgraduate students can also 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 of 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.