Greek is about learning to read, write and speak ancient Greek.

As well as learning the language, you'll read and study examples of Greek literary texts – such as Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.

Studying Greek is also likely to involve learning about ancient Greek culture and history.


NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Did you know?

Greek is one of the oldest languages in the world. It's been in use for over 4000 years.

Many words in English (and other languages) come from Greek, such as: "athletics", "mathematics", "philosophy", "theater".

Examples of career opportunities

'Second' languages are useful for a variety of careers (involving other qualifications too).

  • Translator or interpreter
  • Greek language teacher
  • International businessperson
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign affairs analyst
  • Business consultant
  • Trade advisor
  • Journalist
  • Writer
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects


127% of national
median earnings


Further study
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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