Course details

CRICOS course code: 065143C

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Summary

Learn a language by studying the Diploma in Languages alongside your undergraduate degree at Melbourne. You will demonstrate a master of both the oral/aural and written/reading skills to communicate effectively in another language and appreciate its cultural contexts.

Languages available include:

  • Ancient Greek
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish.

Undergraduate students can commence the diploma in their first year or second year of their respective bachelors degrees.

Students enrolling in the diploma concurrently with a bachelors degree from first year will complete 100 points of study in addition to their bachelors degree program. Students choosing this option will be able to complete 400 points in total.

Students enrolling in the diploma concurrently with a bachelors degree from second year, having completed 25 points of language at Level 1, will complete a further 75 points of language study within the diploma. Students choosing this option will be able to complete 350 points in total.
Students enrolling in the diploma at third year, having completed 25 points of level 1 and 25 points at level 2 in their bachelors degree, will complete the remaining 100 points of the diploma. Students choosing this option will be able to complete 350 points in total.

Careers

Being able to speak a second language literally opens the door to the world. A language greatly increases your chances landing work in the international career market. You can work as a diplomat, in government, or as a translator.

Further Study

Honours

If you'd like to be considered for entry to the BA (Honours), note that as a Diploma graduate, you must have completed a Bachelor of Arts degree to be eligible to apply for the BA (Honours).

The Honours program comprises a research project as well as specialist subjects. Having completed a Diploma of Languages may help you work across different areas of studies, work with translation or provide new insight to your research.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
35,200 Per Year Expected Jul 2023 1 year
Full time
The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
Australia

Entry criteria

To be eligible to enrol in the Diploma in Languages you must already be enrolled in one of the following undergraduate degrees at the University of Melbourne:

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Biomedicine
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Design
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Science


TOEFL – you need a score of 577 or more including a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English for a paper-based test, or a score of 79 and scores of 21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading, 13 for listening for an internet-based test.
IELTS – you need a score of 6.5 or more in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0. Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score of between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50. Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score of 176 with no skill below 169.

Address

The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
Australia
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