The Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics is designed to develop expertise in languages, linguistics and inter-lingual communication.
Ranked in the top two percent of unis worldwide, Western offers you a world-class education that will have you ready for life after uni. With a wide range of courses to help you thrive in the workplaces of tomorrow, Western is the perfect place to discover your UNLIMITED potential.
If you're ready to secure your future with a degree from Western, applications are now open to commence study in 2021.
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.
HSC True Reward
Our HSC True Reward early offer program will give you much-needed peace of mind, during a year of disruption. Acknowledging your hard work, our HSC True Reward program provides you with the opportunity to receive an early offer
to Western based on your Year 11* or Year 12 subject results and not your ATAR.
Applications for our HSC True Reward program are now open.
*Those that apply based on their Year 11 results will need to successfully complete the HSC.
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Graduates of this course 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 course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.