Modern Greek

Modern Greek

Modern Greek at Monash offers students a unique opportunity to indulge in Greek language and culture, which has exercised a significant influence on Australian society. Students explore the culture and literature of Greece over the past 200 years, as well as the rhythm of life in Greece today.

Available as a sequence only.

What is it?

Modern Greek is spoken by about 11 million people in Greece and Cyprus, and in various Greek communities of the diaspora. It is an Indo-European language, but unlike French or German, it has no close relatives among modern European languages. Beginners will find that many modern Greek words and roots are already familiar to them from our scientific and technical vocabulary.

How to Study

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Click here for fees, entry requirements and intake information for domestic and international students.

A sequence is two 1st year units in the same area of study typically taken consecutively over two semesters.

Major: 8 units (48 points) taken over 3 years. This is the area of study you choose to specialise in.

Minor: 4 units (24 points) taken from an area of study that is different to your major.

You must complete 48 credit points (8 units) of your course before you are eligible to go on exchange. Usually this means waiting until your second or third year of study to go on exchange.

We consider you an international student if you are not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
  • an Australian permanent resident.

Note: We consider Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents as local students.

Find out more information on how to apply as an international student

An extended major made up of 12 units (96 points) taken over three years.

Opportunities

Including Modern Greek in Your Course

By its very nature, the study of language and culture combines well with almost any discipline offered by the Faculty of Arts. In addition, you will find that students from other faculties, such as Business, Law and Engineering, also take a language either as part of their course or alongside their course in a diploma.

Study Overseas

As a Monash student, you have the option to make your course an international one. One option is to study at a Monash campus abroad, with Malaysia, South Africa or Prato to choose from.

Entry Levels

Currently, there are two entry points available in Modern Greek: introductory and intermediate.