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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars including Languages)

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Overview

Exclusive to students enrolled in the prestigious Dalyell Scholars stream in the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, the Languages program will allow you to focus your studies on language acquisition and experiences.

Through the Languages program you will broaden your understanding of languages and culture, opening up a diverse range of global career opportunities. A standout feature of the program is the subsidised exchange component that enables you to spend one or two semesters studying at a university in the country of your primary language.

Distinctive Dalyell units and a suite of enrichment opportunities will complement your studies. You will also complete a second major and in your final year will undertake advanced coursework and a substantial project.

Visit the Dalyell Scholars program page for more information about the program.

Majors

Minors can be completed in any of the Majors listed below as well as standalone minors in Australian Literature, Celtic Studies, Criminology, Diversity Studies, Sanskrit, Social Policy or Writing Studies.

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What you'll study

SAMPLE COURSE STRUCTURE:

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars including Languages Stream, two modern language majors, advanced study in Multilingual Translation)

This sample pathway includes two language majors and a fourth year in Multilingual Translation which includes translation projects specific to the languages majors, along with advanced coursework in translation studies. Multilingual Translation develops professional skills in translation and content localisation and graduates will be able to translate across three languages. The fourth year study will prepare you to work and excel in both business and public sector professions in Australia, the Asia-Pacific, and globally, or to progress to postgraduate research

 

 Year   Sem   Unit of study   Unit of study 
 Unit of study 
 Unit of study

 1

 1

 Language major

 Celtic Studies elective

 Asian Studies elective

 Language major

 

 2

 Language major

 Celtic Studies elective  Dalyell Scholars

 Language major

 2 

 1

 Language major

 Open Learning  Environment units  Dalyell Scholars  Language major

 

 2

 Language major  Language major  Open Learning  Environment units  Language major

 3 

 1

 Language major  (exchange)  Language major  (exchange)  Language elective  (exchange)  Language major  (exchange)

 

 2

 Language major   Anthropology elective  Linguistics elective  Language major 

 4 

 1

 Language  coursework  Language coursework  Multilingual project  Language major 

 

 2

 Language coursework  Language coursework  Multilingual project

 Language major 

 

Units of Study

Completion requirement

Under normal progression, a full-time student completes prescribed units of study to the value of 24 credit points per semester. Part-time students may undertake prescribed units of study up to the value of 12 credit points per semester. You are required to attend all lectures, tutorials and other activities prescribed for your units of study.

Assumed knowledge

Depends on the areas or units of study. For language studies: pathways are available for applicants with no prior language experience, as well as for those with prior experience in the respective language of study.

Admission criteria

Admission as a Dalyell scholar is on the basis of the following criteria:

  • a secondary education qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents) with an ATAR  of 98 or equivalent, or the first year of full time study in a bachelor's degree with an average mark of 80 or equivalent.
  • English language requirements where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

Admission pathways are open to domestic applicants on the basis of equity or other adjustment factors. To be considered for admission as a Dalyell scholar via an admission pathway, as a guide for eligibility, the following minimum ATARs are required: ATAR of 95 for Broadway, E12 and Future Leaders; an ATAR of 90 for Cadigal - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For details, visit admission pathways.

Course opportunities

Most subject areas within the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars including Languages) allow for students to take part in an international exchange program. The program enables students to enhance their skills in a language other than English and their knowledge of other societies and cultures.

The Languages program requires students to take at least 12 credit points and, at most, 24 credit points of exchange units as a part of their degree.

High-achieving students will have the opportunity to take part in research and entrepreneurship programs, and they will have direct access to industry-based project learning and placements.

Graduate opportunities

In addition to the broad range of careers available to graduates of our Bachelor of Arts degree, the Languages program will prepare you to work in a range of areas that use language skills, including as a translator or a teacher of languages in international organisations or for foreign language-based media outlets.

Future study

Eligible candidates may proceed to an honours year in the languages, or in their area of study, or apply for admission to a rich postgraduate program in the humanities and social sciences, comprising advanced learning and professional courses. Enrolment in to the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Dalyell) will give students access to accelerated master's level study. Master degrees include capstone projects ranging from internships with government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas, the gallery and museum sector, and leading media organisations to opportunities for independent research projects which prepare students for higher degrees by research.

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Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course, and the specific units of study in which you enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students


The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount. For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Combined undergraduate degree tuition fees


For international students, for combined undergraduate degrees, a single indicative course tuition fee applies for the duration of your study in the combined degree, regardless of the units of study that are undertaken as part of your combined degree. Importantly, the single indicative course tuition fee is subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your study in the combined degree.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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