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Bachelor of Arts Major in Ancient Languages

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Course details

CRICOS course code: 001694A

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

The Bachelor of Arts is your ultimate springboard into a wide range of careers and further study options.

The Bachelor of Arts will equip you with a range of specialised and transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers: creative thinking, respect for multiple perspectives, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Studying the ancient texts of Latin and Ancient Greek brings a greater understanding of the contemporary world. With valuable analytical and linguistic skills learn the principal languages where the fundamentals of western thought were argued out, in the sciences, philosophy and medicine, as well as in literature in the broadest sense.

Ancient Greek

Study the language in which the foundations of epic, drama, philosophy, and history were laid.
Learning Ancient Greek, and reading its centuries of literature, is one of the great intellectual adventures. It sharpens thought and expression, and allows us to understand the histories of ideas.
Ancient Greek offers students the chance to explore languages and cultures that are profoundly different to their own, yet fundamental to how modern cultures have developed.
Learning this language provides the ability to read the first works of western literature (including the Iliad and Odyssey), the first tragedies and comedies, and foundational works of philosophy (Plato, Aristotle and others).
These texts have started some of the major conversations of western history, and have also influenced the development of the Islamic world. No translation is ever entirely adequate, and reading these works in their own language is a far richer experience.

Latin

The language of Cicero and Caesar, and the international language of Europe in the centuries since.
Learning Latin gives you direct access to literature with unequalled influence over the development of Western culture. You will learn to read better and write more clearly, and gain appreciation for the power and beauty of language.
Latin lies at the foundation of the Humanities and Sciences. With Latin we are able to engage with principal thinkers such as Cicero and Seneca, and with seminal poets like Virgil, Horace, and Ovid, whose writing looms large in all major periods of Western literature.
Latin inspires an appreciation of the elements and shape of language; we read Latin slowly and carefully, and so we develop precision in our own thinking and expression.

What careers relate to Ancient Languages?

Modern workplaces are invariably changing; responding to economic, political and social forces, which means employees need the basic intellectual capacities to adapt to change. Employers value Ancient Languages graduates with intercultural awareness and ethical responsibility.

Employers also depend on people who are effective communicators and decision-makers, with demonstrable skills in critical thinking, problem solving, research and investigation. These abilities are fundamental for graduates of Arts-related degrees from the School of Humanities.

Advocacy and counselling

Communications and public relations
Linguistics
Foreign relations
Education
Healthcare and healthcare ethics

Historian
Information technology
Journalism and publishing
Law
Manager in private and public enterprises
Marketing and advertising

Politics and public policy-making
Psychology
Public health and welfare
Researcher
Tourism and travel operator
Writer

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Key Information

Tuition Fees (AUD$): 31,950 Per Year Read more99,244 for the entire course
Start date: Expected July 2023
Study mode: Full time
Duration: 3 Years
Address

University of Tasmania

Hobart Campus
Churchill Avenue Hobart Tasmania 7005
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD$): 31,950 Per Year Read more99,244 for the entire course
Start date: Expected July 2023
Study mode: Self study / online (without attendance)
Duration: 3 Years
Address

University of Tasmania

Hobart Campus
Churchill Avenue Hobart Tasmania 7005
Australia

Entry criteria

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia.

Most of our undergraduate programs have the following English language requirements.

IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5)

TOEFL (iBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19)

PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42

UTAS Access-English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%)

Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade

Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade

Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade

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Address

University of Tasmania
Hobart Campus
Churchill Avenue Hobart Tasmania 7005
Australia