Bachelor of Hellenic Studies

Macquarie University

Greece is widely regarded as the birthplace of Western civilisation. The country's rich artistic, scientific, philosophical and political legacy became the heritage of many nations. An understanding of Greek society will give you a deeper insight into European culture and the foundations of modern society. This course will allow you to study a unique combination of modern and ancient languages alongside ancient history and contemporary Greek culture. Skills you gain in these areas will prepare you for a career in the broad disciplines of ancient and modern world studies. KEY FEATURES Modern Greek studies, Byzantine studies, classical studies, ancient history and philosophy are brought together to give you a broad understanding of ancient and modern Greek cultures. Internship and in-country study opportunities exist through our exchange and PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) host organisations. You'll explore the role of the Greek language in its cultural and sociohistorical setting, allowing you to develop proficiency in Modern Greek. You'll examine the mythical Greek world, Byzantine history, Alexander the Great, Modern Greece and contemporary issues. SUITABLE FOR If you are interested in gaining an understanding of Greek societies and cultures throughout history, learning about cultural differences, and analysing the relationship between language and culture. Career Opportunities A Macquarie course can set your dream career in motion. PROFESSIONS archaeologist (with further study) art consultant art historian communications officer consultant content developer media consultant policy adviser researcher translator and interpreter (with further study) travel agent vocational or secondary teacher (with further study) EMPLOYERS Academic Communications and media Consultancies Education (vocational, secondary) International public sector Translation and interpreting businesses Travel and tourism

At a Glance

Course level Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 083742G
Institution Name Macquarie University
Campus Location North Ryde
Institution Type University
Course Duration 3 years
Course University Macquarie University

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