Study Language and Linguistics

Language is fundamental to the human experience. Through study of how language works, students make contact with fundamental philosophical, socio-cultural, and psychological questions about what it means to be human.

Linguistics students also gain the analytical tools of empirical science including the ability to break complex problems into components with tractable solutions and to evaluate theories on the basis of empirical facts. These skills prepare students for success in post-graduate studies and careers in research, analytics, business and law.

Language and Linguistics Courses

Course NameLocationDurationATAR
Bachelor of Arts - Anthropology Penrith; Bankstown 3F / 6P 70.05; 71.55
Bachelor of Arts - Arabic Major Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.55; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Chinese Major Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.55; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Creative Writing Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.55; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Criminology and Criminal Justice Penrith; Bankstown 3F / 6P 70.05; 71.55
Bachelor of Arts - Economy and Markets Parramatta 3F / 6P 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Geography and Urban Studies Penrith; Parramatta 3F / 6P 70.05; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Global Business Parramatta 3F / 6P 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Heritage and Tourism Parramatta 3F / 6P 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Indonesian Major Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.55; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Innovation and Change Penrith; Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 70.05; 71.55; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - International English Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.55; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Japanese Major Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.55; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Linguistics Major Bankstown 3F / 6P 71.55
Bachelor of Arts - Music Performance Penrith 3F / 6P 70.05
Bachelor of Arts - Musicology Penrith 3F / 6P 70.05
Bachelor of Arts - Organisations and Work Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.55; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Peace and Development Studies Penrith; Parramatta 3F / 6P 70.05; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Sociology Penrith; Bankstown 3F / 6P 70.05; 71.55

Careers in Language and Linguistics

You may pursue roles in:

  • Language aide
  • Community service officer
  • Arts administrator
  • Foreign language journalist
  • Politician, diplomat
  • Cultural and public policy analyst/advisor
  • Researcher, historian, primary/secondary teacher
  • Lecturer in languages (with further study)
  • Cultural and public policy analyst/advisor
  • Researcher
  • Historian
  • Editor
  • Consultant in media/advertising/film production
  • Consultant in machine-human interface systems
  • Consultant in communication interface systems
  • Interpreter and/or translator (with further training to obtain relevant accreditation)
  • Lecturer in linguistics.

Academic Profile

Associate Professor Ruying Qi

Dr Ruying Qi is Associate Professor, PhD Supervisor, Head of the China Liaison Unit, Director of Bilingualism Research Lab @WSU-JNU in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, and an adjunct member of ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language. Her research focuses on bi- and multilingual development, bilingual first language acquisition, Chinese language and culture pedagogy, and its applications …

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