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Monash University

Graduate Diploma in Languages

Course code: 3058 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipLang ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 3 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton - P/T only)

Course description

This course allows students to complete the equivalent of an undergraduate major in a chosen language selected from Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Ukrainian.

Course objectives

Students completing this course will have: 1. an understanding of diverse aspects of the academic discipline; 2. an understanding of the world view of the field of study; 3. a familiarity with the secondary literature in the field of study; 4. a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study; 5. advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal; 6. developed sound analytical skills; 7. developed the ability to use relevant technology such as databases, information management systems and search engines effectively.

Course structure

Course requirements

This course is equivalent to one year full-time (48 points), but as language units must be studied sequentially it is normally completed part-time over three years. The diploma is suitable for beginners or those with intermediate levels of language competence.

For information on the structure of an undergraduate major in the various languages, see the Arts faculty undergraduate handbook, available online at

Exit point

Students may be offered an exit award of a Graduate Certificate of Arts after successful completion of 24 points.


For further study options please contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics or visit

Course coordinator

To be advised