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

Bachelor of Arts

Popular course

ATAR and location:Melbourne: NCAlbury-Wodonga: 54.4Bendigo: 53Mildura: 60.8Shepparton: N/P

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July)

Duration: 3 years3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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.

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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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