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School of Languages and Cultures

Ranked #1 for Modern Languages in NSW
We offer a wide range of language studies. Join us to discover the world's cultures first hand and become a truly global citizen.

Placing first in NSW, we lead in the education and research of languages and cultures*. Our language offerings integrate cultural understanding to provide depth and breadth to the learning experience.

With Australia’s growing diversity, we equip our students with cross-cultural and linguistic competency and enable them to become successful and responsible citizens of the country and our interconnected world.

From 2025, we are offering the Bachelor of Languages as a new specialist degree. We currently offer the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Languages), a specialist degree endorsed by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) which allows you to major in two languages and gain practical skills in multilingual translation and high-level intercultural competence.

We also offer the Diploma of Language Studies which provides a flexible pathway for current students and graduates of an undergraduate degree, combined degree program or postgraduate degree of a recognised tertiary institution.

For students who haven't had the opportunity to learn a new language, we offer the largest suite of intensive in-country units at the University. Undergraduate students can go on global study adventures to various destinations through our Open Learning Environment (OLE) In-Country Experiences to gain new language skills in an immersive cultural context.

*2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject

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For queries related to other offerings from the School of Languages and Cultures, please contact the Undergraduate Coordinator for your area of study. You can find the Undergraduate Coordinator for each discipline in the 'Key Contacts' section of our discipline pages.

*no intakes from June 2024

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