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Department of Linguistics


The Linguistics Department caters for undergraduate students enrolled in a range of undergraduate degrees. We offer generic degrees such as the Bachelor of Arts (BA) , Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc), and a more vocationally targeted degree (which also caters for non-clinical outcomes), the Bachelor of Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences.

Whatever their degree of choice, our aim is to provide our graduates with:

  1. detailed discipline specific knowledge in two key areas: the systematic and analytical study of language itself, and secondly, the study of how humans make use of language in a wide range of contexts.

  2. generic skills relating to written and oral communication, analytical thinking and problem solving. For Assistance with developing your generic skills please visit the learning skills website.

The combination of these discipline specific and generic skills helps prepare our graduates for employment, either in Australia or overseas, in a wide range of careers.

The Linguistics Department offers 3 discipline specific academic literacy support units.

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