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What will I learn?

This degree increases your employment prospects by enabling you to gain expertise in two different areas of interest. You will learn from world-class educators and researchers1 in linguistics and benefit from our state-of-the-art learning facilities.

You will have opportunities to engage with industry partners and organisations as part of your studies through the optional Professional Directions Program

There is also an opportunity to study a portion of your degree overseas, as part of the University’s Hawke Ambassador Volunteer Experience Program (full semester) or Professional Experience Program (part semester). As part of this program you will volunteer with an international non-government organisation (NGO), usually in an overseas destination.

You could continue your studies with a Master of Teaching with one major and one minor Learning Area. If this interests you, please read How Do I Become a Teacher before selecting your courses.

What you'll learn

Under the guidance of world-class researchers1 you will embark on an in-depth study of the nature of language. You will focus on:

  • Developing an in-depth understanding of human language, and how languages and cultures shape communication, identities and learning in the contemporary world.
  • Explore the ways in which fundamental to human understanding, communication and culture.
  • Use your high-level linguistic, analytical, research and problem solving skills as global professionals in a world of linguistic and cultural diversity.

This degree allows you to select two majors ensuring you graduate with a broad knowledge of two areas of interest. You can choose your second major from the following:

  • Cultural Studies
  • Creative Writing and Literature
  • English Language
  • History and Global Politics
  • Languages (French/Italian/Japanese)
  • Law, Policy and Politics
  • Performing Arts
  • Psychology
  • Screen Studies
  • Social Media
  • Sociology

Career outcomes

Your knowledge of language structure and use, combined with strong analytical and research skills, can lead to further study or a career in such diverse fields as:

security and intelligence
annotation analyst
research
public service and administration
education

With additional qualifications, students can go on to specialise in:

teaching
computational linguist
speech pathology
translating and interpreting
consultancy

Alternative Pathways

There are other pathways you can follow to study this degree, including:

SAIBT Diploma of Arts

Which department am I in?

UniSA Education Futures

CRICOS

097509B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,400.00 (15,84,052) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023

Venue

Magill Campus

St Bernards Rd,

MAGILL,

South Australia,

5072, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program. International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma IB Grade average of 26. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.0 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing); TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

For international students

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result, and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements and essential requirements for admission:

Recent secondary education:

Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent and

Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or

Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

or

Higher education study

Complete or partly complete a recognized higher education program at a recognized higher education institution

or

Complete at least four Open Universities Australia (OUA) courses at undergraduate level or above

OR

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Complete an award from a registered training organization at Certificate IV or above

or

Work and life experience

Hold completed secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE obtained more than 2 years in the past

English language requirements:

IELTS score of 6.0; TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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