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Diploma in Modern Languages (10300)

The information contained in this course overview is intended only as a guide and is not part of the rules for this course. For further information (including links to unit details) consult the rules for this course and the Student Rules.

Award abbreviation
Course type
undergraduate diploma
current / 2019
Intake periods
beginning of year and mid-year
Administered by
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

Course details

Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
About this course
The Diploma in Modern Languages is for undergraduate students at UWA who wish to study a language major alongside their current bachelor's degree. By enrolling in a diploma, students typically extend the overall time it takes to complete their studies by one year, which frees up space to concentrate on other things in their bachelor's degree.

Students in the Diploma in Modern Languages elect to study a major sequence in either Chinese (Mandarin), Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, French, Italian, German or Spanish.

Students in this course may apply to study some units of their course overseas. A Study Abroad or Student Exchange experience gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in their chosen language, obtain first-hand experience of another culture and way of life, and meet new people and form friendships.
In addition to the requirements of the concurrent undergraduate degree, students must complete units to a total value of 48 points.
Available to international students
Attendance type
part-time only
Delivery mode
Standard full-time completion
2 years
Standard part-time completion
4 years
Locations offered
UWA (Crawley), Albany (Italian major only)
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Majors available
Asian languages: Chinese (Mandarin), Indonesian, Japanese, Korean; European languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish
Honours available
Yes. See rules
Honours code
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Enquiries and course advice

Course advice
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Direct enrolment in this course without undertaking a concurrent degree is not permitted. The diploma normally adds one year to the duration of the degree and is awarded to the student on completion of the degree course. The course is available to students with no prior knowledge of a language as well as to those who have completed several years of language study.