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Studying a Bachelor of Languages

What you need to know about our new language and culture degree
Are you looking for an opportunity to become a global communicator? You’ve come to the right place. We’re here to answer your questions about the Bachelor of Languages and all the places it can take you.

What is a Bachelor of Languages?

Short Answer: A Bachelor of Languages allows you to immerse yourself in language and culture studies, while also providing you with practical translation skills. 

The Bachelor of Languages is your pathway to acquiring advanced proficiency in a foreign language. While other degrees may end there, this degree provides a breadth of knowledge by integrating strong cultural competency and understanding. With high-level intercultural competence and advanced communication skills, you can take this degree anywhere in the world.  

What will I learn in a Bachelor of Languages?

Short Answer: You’ll develop proficiency in the modern language of your choosing, attain foundational translation knowledge and immerse yourself in a different culture. 

In the Bachelor of Languages, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from leading academics and multilingualism researchers. You’ll also be prepared to analyse cross-lingual and cross-cultural issues.

You have the opportunity to pursue studies in non-language subjects such as business, economics, humanities and science thanks to a shared pool of majors and minors as part of the degree.

What career options do I have?

Short Answer: A Bachelor of Languages can open many career doors on a global scale.

Because of the well-rounded language and culture skills you’ll gain, there is a large range of potential careers for you to pick from.

Interested in working internationally? You could become a translator, a foreign affairs officer, a business manager or a public policy officer. 

Want to utilise your communication skills? You could be a media and communications officer, an editor, a journalist, a publisher, or even a language specialist.

Are you more interested in culture? Explore careers as an anthropologist, a sociologist, an archaeologist, an art historian, a museum curator and more.

Why should I study a Bachelor of Languages?

Short Answer: If you’re passionate about language and culture and ready to unlock the door to international opportunities, this is the degree for you. 

This degree isn’t just about learning a language, it’s about becoming a global citizen with high-level intercultural competency and communication skills. The Bachelor of Languages is designed for students who don’t want their careers constrained by geographical location. Being able to speak at least one other language, plus holding an advanced level of cultural competence means that you’ll have an edge in the global job market. 

Does this degree provide practical opportunities to use my language skills?

Short Answer: Absolutely! 

The Bachelor of Languages is designed to provide you with real-world experience through practical translation projects alongside your foundational knowledge of translation theory. 

Not only that, but you can also undertake exchange semesters or short-term study programs with our international partners to apply your language skills in the real world.

What languages do you offer?

Short Answer: We offer 11 modern languages that you can choose from.

Languages on offer for this degree include:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Do I need to speak a foreign language already?

Short Answer: Not at all.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re an absolute beginner or a fluent speaker, we offer tailored pathways to suit students of all levels.

Can I study overseas as part of this degree?

Short Answer: Yes! We encourage our students to undertake exchange and short-term study programs overseas as part of the degree. 

We have more than 250 partner institutions in more than 40 countries worldwide. Take your pick from the likes of France, China, Indonesia, Spain, Italy, Japan and more.

You’ll also be able to access scholarships for exchange or study abroad with our international partners.

Will I have any opportunities for further study after this degree?

Short Answer: If you want to expand your knowledge even further, we can help. 

To delve deeper into your passion for language and culture, you could go on to study a Master of International Relations, a Master of Cross-Cultural and Applied Linguistics, or a Master of Cultural Studies.