The Bachelor of Letters is a 108-unit program that must be studied concurrently with another Bachelor degree at the University, for which 72 units of block credit will be awarded on completion of the requirements of the other degree. The Bachelor of Letters is normally undertaken part-time over three years to allow concurrent study with the other Bachelor degree, thus adding one extra year to the overall study program. The language streams must be undertaken part-time over three years or six consecutive semesters. The program is offered by the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law.

The Bachelor of Letters enables students to follow their interests and aspirations and enhance their career prospects by undertaking another area of study.

Students can choose one of the following streams:

Students in the language streams of French, Indonesian, Italian, Modern Greek, or Spanish can be accommodated at either beginners' or intermediate (equivalent to Year 12 SACE continuers level) levels of linguistic competence. Students in the Chinese stream can be accommodated at beginners’ level of linguistic competence only.

The stream undertaken by the student will be identified on the student’s transcript of academic record and on the parchment presented to the student on completion of the course.

Admission requirements

Students can undertake the Bachelor of Letters if they have been admitted to any bachelor degree of the University.

The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.