A major in modern languages highlights the importance of cross-cultural understanding and communication.

Bachelor of Arts

Modern Languages

Modern Languages

A major in modern languages will open doors to international travel and work, significantly adding value to your skillset and long term career options.

You will enjoy unique opportunies across many careers and industries.

We offer some major languages at our Newcastle Callaghan campus, including:

Studying a language will give you an edge in international business, finance, marketing and tourism. You will graduate with the ability to communicate with a wider demographic, demonstrate cultural sensitivity and apply critical and analytical thinking skills.

Living in a world of internationalism, cross-cultural understanding is essential for communication and forming Modern Language studentvaluable relationships. This entertaining and engaging major will give you an appreciation of the culture of your chosen language, allow you to get a taste for the relevant texts and films, and provide an introduction to translation techniques.

If you have not studied a language before, you are warmly accommodated. If you studied French or Japanese for the HSC, you can begin your university study at second year level.

For more information about the Bachelor of Arts program structure, please refer to the handbook.


Joel WagnerStudent Profile - Joel Wagner

"I never thought that I would be where I am today. University offers amazing opportunities to travel so always look out for travel grants, scholarships and study abroad opportunities," Joel enthused.

Bachelor of Secondary Teaching/Bachelor of Arts student Joel Wagner completed two trips to Japan as part of his program during his second and third years at the University of Newcastle. He went on a fully-funded trip for six months at the Nagoya University of Foreign studies last year, sponsored by the Japanese government and organised by JICE (Japan International Cooperation Centre).