Bachelor of Arts - Language Majors

 A Language major enables you to develop an appropriate level of proficiency in a second language, which may be used for professional purposes such as teaching, interpreting and translation, business or international relations.

By undertaking a language major in Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian or Japanese you will be able to use the language in question according to its grammatical and pragmatic principles, communicate with native speakers appropriately in the spoken as well as the written mode, and demonstrate an understanding of the cultures and societies associated with the language.

Local International
Delivery Mode On campus On campus
Location Penrith; Bankstown; Parramatta Penrith; Bankstown; Parramatta
Duration 3F / 6P 3F
Course Code 720510 [Bankstown]; 720515 [Parramatta]; 720518 [Penrith] 1706.1 [CRICOS Code 040992A] 
Entrance Rank 65.00 ATAR [Bankstown]; 65.00 ATAR [Parramatta]; 65.00 ATAR [Penrith]

Please refer to Admission Requirements

Fee Information

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Languages, you will be prepared for work in a range of professions where language skills are required. You may work in government or non-government organisations and community-based industries, environmental education, information technology and the media, entertainment, leisure and tourism industries, or social policy development.

Possible job titles include arts administrator, writer/author, foreign language journalist, politician, diplomat, cultural and public policy analyst/advisor, researcher, historian and primary/secondary teacher (with further study). 

In addition, graduates may choose to broaden their language-related skills by studying a postgraduate Interpreting and Translation course, opening up further career options. 

Subject Information

How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the International Admissions pages.

For admission information refer to the Bachelor of Arts page. Request a Course Information Pack