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Study one of the oldest languages and cultures at Australia’s largest department of Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies. Select from a range of language and culture units, benefit from an intensive in-country program and prepare for employment in education, translation and interpreting, media, government and the private sector.

You can choose to enrol in either language-based units of study or units of pure cultural content, or select from these the most pertinent to achieve your own preferred major. The structure of this major offers the opportunity to complete a series of units that form a coherent and cohesive strand of learning: you can complete all units offered towards a specialisation in language teaching or enrol in units with emphasis on culture, history and civilisation.

Bridging units, dedicated to translation, sociolinguistics or related methodological issues, will also allow you to create your own specific pathway according to the units from other programs or departments. The structure of the Modern Greek major is flexible and adjustable so that you can choose the units you want to study and incorporate them within the context of what is offered in other majors.

For more information on the program structure and content including unit of study information, please refer to the Arts and Social Sciences Handbook.

You can study a Modern Greek Studies major or minor, starting at the level most suited to your current ability. See our language proficiency levels for more details.

This major is offered by the Department of Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies.

Graduate opportunities

Our graduates enter a wide range of careers. Examples include:

  • Communications officer 
  • Diplomat 
  • Foreign affairs officer 
  • Language teacher 
  • Policy analyst 
  • Translator and interpreter 
  • Travel and tourism consultant
Courses that offer this major

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Units of study in this major

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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.