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Start Date
February

Campus
Magill

Duration
3 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus

Program Code
MBAA

SATAC Code
444381 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Entry Requirements
Selection Rank (Internal): 61.05 (for 2017)
Selection Rank (Guaranteed): 70.00 (for 2018)
TAFE/RTO (Guaranteed): DIP
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Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Key features

  • The Bachelor of Arts enables you to pursue two areas of academic interest at the same time with a double major.
  • Immerse yourself in language and culture by embarking on an international student exchange or in-country study program.
  • Gain international experience as part of the Hawke Ambassador Volunteer Experience Program.
  • Benefit from our on-campus learning facilities, including our Multimedia Languages Lab where you can connect in real-time with native speakers around the world.
  • Connect with the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures (RCLC).
  • Apply for the Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary) packaged option– it’s a pathway straight into postgraduate study.

Snapshot

Snapshot

This degree is flexible, broad and opens up a diverse range of career possibilities. 

As a student studying the Languages major you will embark on an in-depth study of French, Italian, Japanese or English (for non-English speaking students). You will also be given the opportunity to immerse yourself in your chosen language and culture through our exchange and in-country study programs. 

You will:

  • demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the contexts and cultural influences of a wide range of literature and the theory and practice of creative writing.
  • be equipped to work independently and collaboratively to construct effective arguments and produce creative and critical texts across a wide range of genres and written media.
  • have a defined set of writing, editing and relevant analytical skills that can be used in a broad range of professional contexts.

In addition, you will select another major from the following areas:

  • English and Creative Writing
  • History and Cultural Studies
  • International Relations
  • Linguistics
  • Performing Arts
  • Sociology

Whichever combination of majors you choose it will give you unique skills and understanding that combines the two academic areas.

Studying a double major increases your employment prospects. You will also graduate with advanced writing, presentation, digital, communication, research and problem-solving skills that can be transferable across a range of roles and are highly regarded by prospective employers.

If you finish your degree with a credit or higher Grade Point Average (GPA), you could also be eligible for the one-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree. You could also continue your studies with a Master of Teaching and teach languages in Australia and overseas. If this interests you, please read How Do I Become a Teacher before selecting your courses.

If you would like to apply directly into the Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary) package option, please apply via SATAC using 444521.

If you apply to the Master of Teaching packaged degree option (444521), you will apply into the Bachelor of Arts and in your first year select your specialisation as Languages.

Why Bachelor of Arts (Languages)

Why this Degree

This degree increases your employment prospects by enabling you to gain expertise in two different areas of interest. 

You will learn from world-class educators and researchers1 and benefit from our state-of-the-art learning facilities, including the Multimedia Languages Lab where you can connect in real-time with native speakers from around the world. There is also the opportunity for you to gain global experience as part of the Hawke Ambassador International Volunteer Experience.

You will also connect with the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures (RCLC).

12015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

Real-world connections

As part of this program you will have an opportunity to study abroad either by doing our language In-country course or a six month exchange at another university to further extend your language. This is a great opportunity for you to immerse yourself in your chosen language and culture, and build professional relationships and networks.

We host regular University-wide employee master classes, employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Your career

Employers in a range of professions and industry sectors are rewarding graduates with knowledge of other languages and understanding of intercultural relationships with job opportunities in Australia and overseas. Education providers, professional services firms and not-for-profit organisations are among those with headquarters, alliances and networks in international markets.

If you are interested in pursuing teaching roles you may choose to continue your studies with a Master of Teaching (Secondary).

What you'll learn

What you Learn

Under the guidance of world-class researchers you will embark on an in-depth study of French, Italian, Japanese or English (for non-English speaking students). You will develop your proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in your chosen language, as well as your understanding of the related culture and society.

You will also be given the opportunity to immerse yourself in your chosen language and culture through exchange and in-country study programs. This degree allows you to select two majors ensuring you graduate with a broad knowledge of two areas of interest. You can choose your second major from the following:

  • English and Creative Writing
  • History and Cultural Studies
  • International Relations
  • Languages
  • Performing Arts
  • Sociology

You will also complete two core courses, four courses from a selected list of minors (also from the above list), and two electives.

You can gain an extra qualification and broaden your career prospects by completing a Diploma in Languages.

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums (independent study). So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week. 

Assessment

Assessment

Your studies will incorporate practical, professionally focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. There may be essays, assignments and examinations. You can also expect:

  • critical analysis
  • presentations
  • reports
  • portfolios
  • case studies

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.

Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Global opportunities

What courses you'll study

Structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Ideas, Innovation and Communication COMM 1060 4.5 Note(s): 1
Language Major 1A 4.5 Note(s): 2,7 Rule(s): 1
Second Major course 1 4.5 Note(s): 3
Minor 1 4.5 Note(s): 8
Second Semester (Study Period 5, 6, or 7)
Intercultural Communication LANG 1054 4.5 Note(s): 1
Language Major 1B 4.5 Note(s): 2,7 Rule(s): 1
Second Major course 2 4.5 Note(s): 3
Minor 2 4.5 Note(s): 8
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Language Major 2A 4.5 Note(s): 2
Second Major course 3 4.5 Note(s): 3
Minor 3 4.5
Elective 1 4.5 Note(s): 9 Rule(s): 3
Second Semester (Study Period 5, 6 or 7)
Language Major 2B 4.5 Note(s): 2
Second Major course 4 4.5 Note(s): 3
Minor 4 4.5 Note(s): 8
Elective 2 4.5 Note(s): 9 Rule(s): 3
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Language Major 3A 4.5
Second Major course 5 4.5 Note(s): 3
Second Major course 6 4.5 Note(s): 3
Second Semester (Study Period 5, 6 or 7)
Language Major 3B 4.5
Second Major course 7 4.5 Note(s): 3
Second Major course 8 4.5 Note(s): 3
European Languages In-Country LANG 3036 9 Note(s): 5
OR
Asian Languages In-Country LANG 2039 9 Note(s): 4
OR
Advanced Languages Studies: Translation and Research LANG 3034 9 Note(s): 6
Students may choose their Language Major from the following: Note(s): 2
ITALIAN STUDIES
Italian 1A LANG 1026 4.5
Italian 1B LANG 1027 4.5
Italian 2A LANG 1029 4.5
Italian 2B LANG 1028 4.5
Italian 3A LANG 3012 4.5
Italian 3B LANG 3013 4.5
FRENCH STUDIES
French 1A LANG 1022 4.5
French 1B LANG 1023 4.5
French 2A LANG 1024 4.5
French 2B LANG 1025 4.5
French 3A LANG 3004 4.5
French 3B LANG 3005 4.5
JAPANESE STUDIES
Japanese 1A LANG 1033 4.5
Japanese 1B LANG 1034 4.5
Japanese 2A LANG 1031 4.5
Japanese 2B LANG 1032 4.5
Japanese 3A LANG 3006 4.5
Japanese 3B LANG 3007 4.5
ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE
English for Academic Use in Australia LANG 1052 4.5
English for Academic and International Communication LANG 1053 4.5
English and the Art of Speaking and Writing LANG 2032 4.5
English in the Professions LANG 2033 4.5
World Literatures and English LANG 3030 4.5
English: Past and Future LANG 3035 4.5

I am a senior lecturer in Applied Linguistics, program director of the Bachelor of Arts, and member of the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures (RCLC).

My background is in philosophy and linguistics. My interests include how language matters as a form of expertise in professions and organisations, particularly in health settings. I’m involved in projects in psychiatry, mental health and aged care that aim to improve how language is used and understood at important times in people's lives.

Dr Jonathan Crichton

Program Director

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Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarship search page for more.

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Magill

Magill is a quick drive, cycle or bus trip from the city. On campus there are TV, radio and sound studios, social work studios, a cognitive neuroscience laboratory, a psychology clinic, a language lab, a journalism newsroom, a theatre, a gym and a swimming pool. It’s only a short walk to local shops. Explore Magill >

Your study spaces

As an arts student you will have access to:

  • our on-campus Multimedia Languages Lab, where you can connect in real-time with native speakers from around the world
  • The Hartley Playhouse – a 200-seat auditorium ideal for live performances
Your study spaces

Your study experience

Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. But you’ll also discover that your journey at UniSA is about social experiences, healthy living and getting involved. You’ll find student gyms, community clinics, tech zones and chill-out spaces. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and loads more.

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, an ideal perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

Our student support services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help, we're here to assist. We provide a full range of support services, including:

  • academic counselling
  • personal counselling
  • social support services, including family support and nearby childcare
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • Wirringka Student Services, offering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students a supportive place to study
  • services offered through our student association, USASA

When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Student services

How to apply

Applying to study with us:

  • go to the top of this page and make note of the relevant SATAC code*, then click Apply
  • you will be redirected through to the SATAC website to continue your application

*There are two SATAC codes – one for this degree, and one for this degree packaged with the Master of Teaching. You can apply to study this degree on its own. However if you already know you would like to combine it with a Master of Teaching, you can apply for both together.

If you apply to the Master of Teaching packaged degree option (444521), you will apply into the Bachelor of Arts and in your first year select your specialisation.

Alternative Pathways

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