Study options


Linguistics is offered as a major within our Bachelor of Arts and can be studied alongside a major from one of our other Humanities and Social Sciences discipline areas.


You can study a language by:

  • enrolling in a Bachelor of Arts
  • completing a Diploma in Languages alongside another La Trobe degree
  • studying a language as an additional major in another La Trobe degree (subject space permitting)
  • enrol in a single language subject as an elective

You can also consolidate your language skills by entering a Study Abroad program.


Bachelor of Arts
Students can expect to change careers up to 10 times over the course of their working life. When you study a language as part of a Bachelor of Arts, you can focus on your interests and career goals while increasing your appeal to employers around the world.

Diploma in Languages
Current students can enrol in a Diploma in Languages concurrently with most La Trobe undergraduate degrees.  Depending upon individual circumstances, students will have the opportunity to participate in exchange, 'in-country' studies or other self-funded short overseas programs, immersing themselves in the culture and language and potentially reducing the time needed for completion of the award.