Linguistics

Why study linguistics?

Understand the structure and design of language, how language relates to thinking and how it functions in society. Explore how language develops and changes, and how it is acquired and learned. Linguistics is an excellent support for students with a language major and highly relevant to students with majors in areas such as Anthropology, English, Sociology, History, Archaeology, Computer Science, Philosophy, Education Studies and Law.

Career opportunities

Audiology, publishing, education, foreign affairs, immigration, journalism, librarianship, lexicography, sign language teaching, speech pathology, speech technology, translation.

Short courses

We also offer single subject study. Visit our short courses page to find out more.

Courses

Featured course

Bachelor of Arts

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent 3 years

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 4.5 years full-time (4 years in an accelerated program) or part-time equivalent 4.5 years

Doctor of Philosophy

Semester starts: Anytime Anytime
Duration: 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent 4 years

Master of Applied Linguistics

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 2 years full-time or 3-4 years part-time 2 years

Master of Arts

Semester starts: Anytime Anytime
Duration: Two years full-time or part-time equivalent 2 years

Your study experience

Other ways into undergraduate study

Learn how you can plan a pathway into your preferred degree, including single subject entry. See also La Trobe University Access and Equity programs which support a variety of ways into undergraduate study for applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage.

Overseas study opportunities

There are many opportunities for La Trobe students to study overseas. Students from overseas can come to La Trobe and do a short term Study Abroad program. Some short courses are also available to international students.  Short courses are also available to international students. Visit International Students for more information.

Student and graduate profiles

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About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers.

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