Develop a deep understanding of human communication. You’ll explore the building blocks of language, the comparison of oral, written, and signed languages and the social significance of language. You’ll enhance your communication skills and develop problem solving and analytical capabilities.
Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent2 years full-time
Career opportunities in linguistics
Studying linguistics builds skills in research, analysis and communication to prepare you for a range of different careers.
Possible roles include:
Translator or interpreter
Primary or Secondary school teacher
Potential employers of linguistics graduates include:
World Vision Australia
Australian National Audit Office
State and Federal government
JP Morgan Chase & Company
Meet our staff
Language is central to our experience as social beings and a source of significant expressive and interpersonal power. Becoming fluent in a second language and understanding how language works are key skills in a global economy as well as central to effective communication in more local settings. People who are able to communicate effectively are highly valued by employers and sensitivity and insight into the speech and language of others allows for more sophisticated and nuanced responses to their needs.
Tonya Stebbins Associate Professor of Linguistics, La Trobe University