Our offerings combine theoretically rigorous foundations with a wide range of applications. We study the phenomenon of language in all its aspects. We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses: some are targeted to an in-depth study of a particular language, and others focus on language more generally.


Our undergraduate Linguistics course offerings includ

  • The Structure of Language
  • The Use of Language
  • Syntax
  • Phonology
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Language Ecology
  • Language Typology
  • Intercultural Interaction

Linguistics is available through these undergraduate study options

  • Bachelor of Arts (Major or Minor)
  • Bachelor of Arts and Business (Major or Minor)
  • Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (Major)
  • Bachelor of Economics (Major or Minor)
  • Free Elective
  • General Education

Undergraduate Linguistics students who achieve high grades in their Linguistics major are eligible to apply for an Honours year in Linguistics.


An Honours degree is available as a fourth year for high achieving students. Information about the Honours program can be found here.


Our Master of Applied Linguistics program is distinctive combining a strong theoretical basis with practical applications. The courses are broad-ranging and cover applications of Linguistics in a variety of fields, such as additional language learning and teaching (e.g. TESOL), bilingual and multicultural communities and intercultural communication. Our graduates are employed in highly competitive professional careers, such as

  • Curriculum Design and Development
  • Editing and Publishing
  • Government
  • International Business
  • Non-government Organisations
  • Research
  • Teaching and Education
  • Translation and Interpreting

Our Postgraduate Applied Linguistics course offerings include

  • Bilingualism
  • Cross-cultural Pragmatics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • The Grammar of English
  • Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
  • Issues in Psycholinguistic Inquiry
  • Language Testing and Evaluation
  • Linguistic approaches to the Teaching of Spoken English
  • Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition

Click Here to find out more about the Applied Linguistics program.

Higher Degree Research

Both Master of Arts (by research) and Ph.D degrees are offered in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. We welcome applications which fit under our areas of research expertise.