1. Why do the Diploma in Languages?
You’ll gain exposure to international perspectives and learn a language other than English, helping you broaden your employment opportunities when you graduate. You’ll have the opportunity to meet like-minded students and learn from language experts from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
2. Do I study the Diploma in Languages subject in the same session as my other subjects?
Yes, the Diploma in Languages can be done concurrently with the subjects in your ‘other’ degree, though please note that it is possible you may have subjects that clash with the Language and Culture subject so it is important you check your timetable when enrolments and make appropriate arrangements if you see a clash.
3. Am I eligible for the Diploma in Languages?
If you are a UTS student (Postgraduate or Undergraduate), you are eligible to apply for a place in the Diploma in Languages, though places are limited. There are also some restrictions for International Students due to visa regulations. If you need some advice on your situation, please contact the Student Centre.
4. I’m in the X year of my degree. Can I still enrol in the Diploma in Languages?
This course is offered on a three-year, part-time basis and must be taken concurrently with an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree program at UTS.
Applications into the Diploma will be accepted from continuing students who have at least one subject left to complete. Students with no prior language knowledge must commence in the Autumn session only.
5. What languages am I able to study?
The current languages you are able to study are: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.
6. How long does it take to complete the Diploma?
Language and Culture subjects at UTS are designed to be taken in sequence. Because of this, the Diploma in Languages takes three years to complete, with one language and culture subject completed per session.
There is an opportunity to enrol in the In-country Language and Culture subject 977913 (8cp) as part of your Diploma in Languages. This subject will replace a language and culture subject in the Diploma. However, completing this subject does not mean that you can skip a language level. Students complete an intensive course of study at an international UTS partner organisation and participate in classes at UTS before their departure and after their return from overseas to support their learning experience.
7. I have some previous knowledge of a language. Can I start at a higher level of that language?
Yes, but it is possible the language you have some proficiency in may not have enough ‘levels’ for you to complete the Diploma with. In this case, you’ll need to make up the remainder of your credit points by taking another language that UTS offers. For example, if you have some knowledge of Italian you may be assessed to begin your study at UTS in Italian Language and Culture 3. At present, the highest level of Italian Language and Culture that UTS offers is Italian Language and Culture 6. To complete the credit points requirements of the Diploma, you would need to take an additional two Language and Culture subjects from another language. Once you graduate, your final transcript for the Diploma would look like (assuming you selected Spanish for your second language):
- Italian Language and Culture 3
- Italian Language and Culture 4
- Italian Language and Culture 5
- Italian Language and Culture 6
- Spanish Language and Culture 1
- Spanish Language and Culture 2
8. How do I apply for the Diploma in Languages?
Students need to apply via MyStudentAdmin once they have enrolled at UTS. The course code is C20059.
9. Where can I find more information about the Diploma in Languages?
International Studies Handbook, Diploma in Languages course section