Breadth or Elective
Studying language as a breadth or elective gives you knowledge and capabilities that complement the discipline-specific knowledge developed in your degree. Being multilingual reveals endless pathways to further study, travel, and work.
Major or minor
A major or minor in languages gives it a central position in your degree. It allows you to develop knowledge and understanding that can be used to communicate your discipline-specific knowledge. A major or minor in languages opens up employment options in global markets, unavailable to graduates without additional language skills.
Diploma in Languages
Studying a concurrent Diploma in Languages allows you to develop a language, without sacrificing subjects from your degree. The Diploma in Languages can be taken by students at all levels: from beginner to advanced.
Honours is a great way to explore and investigate in detail a specific area of interest in languages and can be combined within another discipline area. It can also include an approved overseas exchange program. Undertaking honours in languages provides you with the scope to refine your analytical skills and research techniques.
Overseas and exchange experiences
Students are able to undertake overseas study options as part of their university degree. Studying a language can enrich your Exchange or Study Abroad experience. Melbourne Global Mobility offers a number of Melbourne Global Language Scholarships each year to help you get to where you want to go.
Language proficiency entry points
You can study a number of languages across a range of entry levels, from beginners through to advanced. All languages are designed to maximise proficiency and acquisition skills. Each language program conducts an online proficiency test for incoming students, based on previous experience and/or studies to determine which entry point and level is best suited to you.