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Modern Greek Studies enable you to explore the long and fascinating linguistic and cultural heritage of one of Australia's most important migrant groups and equip you with appropriate knowledge and skills for communicating in Modern Greek. Through language study, you will acquire an understanding of the social and cultural contexts in which the Greek language is used and develop an understanding of Greece, its place in the world and its legacy in Australia.

At UNSW, Modern Greek Studies combine the teaching of practical language skills with the study of history, society, culture and customs. You will gain knowledge and skills relevant to a wide range of career paths from business, trade and commerce to diplomacy, tourism and the media.

Placement Information

Introductory Greek courses are designed for students with little or no knowledge of Modern Greek. If you have prior knowledge you should contact the stream convenor for appropriate placement.

Placement into senior level (MGRK2xxx) courses at the University of Sydney depends on your prior knowledge of the language. Please consult the University of Sydney Handbook under the Subject Areas tab for more information.

Cross-Institutional Arrangement with University of Sydney

If you are undertaking Modern Greek Studies as a minor you may complete some components of your study through cross-institutional study at the University of Sydney. If you successfully complete Greek courses cross-institutionally you will have your results reported as transfer credits at UNSW, that is, specific grades will not appear on your UNSW transcript.

If you are a Commonwealth-supported student (domestic undergraduate student) in a UNSW program you will pay the student contribution amounts at the University of Sydney for each course. If you are an international student you will pay the corresponding tuition fees.

You will be required to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF) at the University of Sydney. You may seek a refund for the corresponding UNSW fees if you are concurrently enrolled at UNSW.

You are responsible for all travel and any ancillary or incidental costs or expenses.

If you are undertaking cross-institutional study at the University of Sydney you are responsible for ensuring that all the requirements for your application are completed and submitted by the deadlines advertised.

The cross-institutional arrangement with the University of Sydney is subject to annual review by both Universities. It may be discontinued or varied at any time at the Universities' sole discretion. If the arrangement is discontinued, UNSW will put in place alternative arrangements so that students can finish their study.

Please note, if you are considering cross-institutional study you should contact the UNSW Arts and Social Sciences Student Centre.

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Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 24 UOC.

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The minor in Modern Greek Studies (24 uoc) must not be taken as it is not an approved teaching specialisation.

Intermediate Language Core Courses

You can take up to a maximum of 12 UOC of the following courses through cross-institutional study at the University of Sydney.
These are required language courses if you commence at Intermediate Level.
- MGRK2601 Modern Greek 3
- MGRK2602 Modern Greek 4

Note: If you commenced at Introductory Level you may take these courses in lieu of 12 UOC prescribed electives.

Commencing Mid-Year

If you commence the language studies sequence at ARTS1541 Introductory Greek B, you must complete a further 18 UOC in approved Modern Greek Studies courses.

If you commence the language studies sequence at MGRK2602 Modern Greek 4, you must complete a further 18 UOC in approved Modern Greek Studies courses.

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