ATAR cut-off
60.00
69.80 (Median ATAR)
60.65
69.80 (Median ATAR)
About ATARs
International entry requirement

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

Duration

3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 10435
CRICOS code: 001602K

Linguistics

Study Linguistics at UON

Available at Newcastle campus (Callaghan) and online.

Fundamental to functioning in human society is our ability to communicate through language. In this fascinating major you will learn about language as a human communication system, focusing on the structure, acquisition and uses of language, and the variety of world languages.

A Linguistics major studies language as a human communication system, focusing on structure, acquisition and uses of language and world languages.

Throughout your scientific study of language, you will have the opportunity to develop answers to a huge range of fascinating questions, such as:

  • What is the role of language in establishing social identity?
  • What is involved in the communication between individuals of different cultural backgrounds?
  • What is the role of language in thinking?
  • What is the role of language in learning/cognition?

Careers in linguistics

Students who graduate with a major in linguistics can pursue exciting and rewarding careers in:

  • communications
  • computers
  • education and research
  • engineering and technology
  • field linguistics
  • interpreting and translating
  • language policy
  • teaching English to speakers of other languages

Related information

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To learn more about our expertise in Linguistics, contact us.