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Bachelor of Linguistics and Language Sciences
Bachelor of Linguistics and Language Sciences

Bachelor of Linguistics and Language Sciences

  • ID:MU610031
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$33,200.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$33,200.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

English requirement

IELTS Overall:  6.5, Reading: 6, Writing: 6, Listening: 6, Speaking: 6


Course Information

Linguistics – the scientific study of language – impacts a diverse range of disciplines. Sociolinguists, for example, study the social and cultural factors that influence communication, psycholinguists are interested in the relationship between language and the mind, computational linguists build computer models to enhance human-machine interaction, and forensic linguists help to solve crimes.

The Bachelor of Linguistics and Language Sciences – the only degree of its kind in Australia – will develop your understanding of human language and its applications in human society. You’ll learn about the structure of language, human speech production, how language is processed, how people acquire language, and how language is used in different cultures. It will prepare you for a variety of careers in areas such as education, interpreting and translation, editing and publishing, international relations and research.


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Course structure

  • Essential units

  • Language: Its Structure and Use

  • Specialisation

  • All students will select a specialisation from the course’s specialisation schedule

  • Elective units

  • Academic Communication in the Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Academic Communication in Science

  • Academic Communication in Business

  • Accessible and Inclusive Communication

  • Seeing, Thinking and Doing PACE Internationally

  • Capstone unit

  • Linguistic Theory and Practice


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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Accessible communication adviser

  • Advertising consultant

  • Information technologist, for example in speech recognition, database or lexicon development

  • Journalist

  • Language consultant

  • Language documenter, for example in Indigenous communities

  • Language specialist in business and organisations

  • Lexicographer

  • Linguist

  • Policy and programs officer, for example in multiculturalism, education, disability support

  • Public administrator

  • Public relations officer

  • Research/project manager

  • Researcher

  • Subtitler

  • After further study: clinical audiologist, computational linguist, editor or publisher, forensic linguist, speech technologist, TESOL practitioner, translator and interpreter

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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