The Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics is designed to develop expertise in languages, linguistics and inter-lingual communication.
Languages and Linguistics at Western
Language is fundamental to the human experience. Through study of how language works, you will make contact with fundamental philosophical, socio-cultural, and psychological questions about what it means to be human.
You will also gain the analytical tools of empirical science, which will prepare you for success in post-graduate studies and careers in research, analytics, business and law.
Linguistics will also equip you to use your language and linguistic skills in professional settings such as teaching, interpreting and translation, journalism, business or international relations.
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Graduates of this program find employment opportunities in:
- Interpreting and translation
- Business or international relations
A translator converts the written word from one language into another. Translators must also understand cultural references, the intent of the writer and cadence of the text.
Language teachers can work across multiple areas from primary and secondary teaching, to adult education in Colleges and Universities. Further study is required to become accredited as a language teacher.
Journalists write, present and gather news and current affairs and are critically engaged in cultural and social trends. There are a wide variety of disciplines including print, radio, television, photo and online journalists.
Diplomats and foreign ministers serve as representatives of their governments and work to protect the interests of their country. Careers in foreign affairs involve persuasive conversation, critical analysis of policies, cultural engagement and extensive travel.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.