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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

Monash University


Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics


Professor Marko Pavlyshyn


Faculty of Arts

School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics



Monash is the only university in Australia that offers Ukrainian Studies. Independent since 1991, Ukraine is a country of keen interest to foreign observers, business people, policymakers, tourists and academics, as well as people of Ukrainian background exploring their heritage. As a Slavic language, Ukrainian is related to Russian, Polish and several other languages spoken in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe.

Ukrainian studies aims not only to develop your competence in the written and spoken language, but also to introduce you to modern Ukrainian literature, culture and history, as well as the political life of the Ukraine today.

Ukrainian language study is offered in an introductory, intermediate and proficient stream. To ensure that students are placed in the most appropriate level according to their individual profile and the best outcome they can expect to achieve, all students, except beginners, are required to undertake placement testing prior to the start of their first semester of language study.

Right of school to determine entry level and approve accelerated enrolment

The Ukrainian studies program convenor retains the right to determine the proper proficiency level for any particular student. Students are not permitted to accelerate their enrolment without first consulting the program convenor.

Language study overseas program

The Ukrainian Studies program has links to universities in L'viv and Kyiv and encourages students to take a summer school or a semester of study in the Ukraine. Students can choose to study an approved subject in Ukrainian at a foreign institution in semester one or two. For detailed information contact the Ukrainian studies program.


Ukrainian studies is listed in A2000 Bachelor of Arts and 0202 Bachelor of Letters at Clayton as a minor.


Minor requirements (24 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited towards the minorminor (

Entry point 1 - Introductory

For students with little or no knowledge of Ukrainian.

Students complete:

(a.) Two level 1 gateway unitsgateway units ( (12 points):

(b.) Two units (12 points) chosen from elective list below

Entry point 2 - Intermediate

For students who have completed VCE in Ukrainian or who can demonstrate an equivalent level of competence.

Students complete:

(a.) Two level 2 cornerstone unitscornerstone units ( (12 points):

(b.) Two units (12 points) from elective list below

Entry point 3 - Proficient

For students who have very high post-VCE competence or equivalent.

Students complete:

(a.) Two level 3 capstone unitscapstone units ( (12 points):

(b.) Two units (12 points) from elective list below

Elective list

Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.

Relevant courses


  • A0501 Diploma of Languages


Single degrees

Successful completion of the minor can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degrees:

  • A2000 Bachelor of Arts
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor by using 24 points of their free electives.

Double degrees

Successful completion of the minor can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts component in the following double degrees:

  • A2005 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Art
  • A2004 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • B2019 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2012 Bachelor of Business Specialist and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2020 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2024 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist and Bachelor of Arts
  • D3002 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • E3002 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • C2002 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Arts
  • L3003 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • S2006 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts