The mastery of another language gives you a competitive edge in the job market. Learning a language boosts your employability and communications skills to navigate our globalised world across a variety of fields.
Language studies equip you with intercultural knowledge and rich insights into cultural practices, histories, values and societies that open your perspective of the world.
The Diploma of Language Studies is specially designed for students and graduates of an undergraduate or combined degree at the University of Sydney or another recognised tertiary institution. You can pair language studies with your degree as a concurrent enrolment or as further studies after completing your degree.
The Diploma of Language Studies is an excellent way to supercharge your degree and choose from a plethora of languages.
With options to study full-time or part-time, you can decide on the best pathway for yourself over a maximum of six years. Whether you want to add another language under your belt or start learning a new one from scratch, you can begin at a proficiency level suited to you. The diploma’s structure allows you to tailor your language learning to your needs, interests and goals.
The diploma’s flexibility is really useful if you don’t have the space to do languages in your degree. You’re adding an extra skill and qualification to your degree.
You can specialise in a single major, or pick and choose a diverse combination across 14 language study offerings. The qualification to graduate with the Diploma of Language Studies is simple: complete a total of 48 credit points. This typically forms an equivalent of eight subject selections.
Languages allow you to better understand your chosen discipline. Whether it’s engineering or commerce, music or science, understanding languages and cultures gives you a deeper depth of your learning experience as you interact with the world around you.
If you’re also planning to study abroad for your degree, knowing the language will help you connect and navigate a myriad of places with a different variety of languages and cultures.
Applications for the Diploma of Language Studies to commence in Semester 1 and Semester 2 of the following years are now open. Please refer to Sydney Courses for application deadlines and handbook information for details including course resolutions.
Watch our Diploma of Language Studies webinar featuring graduates Arkady and Tiffany on YouTube.
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