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.
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.
Top tips to get you ready
Whether you missed Welcome Week or you need a recap, here are our top tips to get you ready to start your studies:
- Make sure you’re aware of your program (course) expectations which can be viewed in the handbook. Click on the program name below for a direct link.
- Need program advice? Reach out via the ‘Program Advice’ details found in the handbook. All communication should be via your University student email. Check it regularly!
- Arrive to campus early on your first day. Give yourself time to find your class and explore the many activities and services available to you on campus. Information stalls will be set up on campus if you need help during your first week at university.
- Be prepared to experience Student life by joining a club or society, or participating in a wide range of student events. Sign into Western Life to get started.
These sessions cover the following programs:
As part of your preparation for the upcoming semester, you will find out about any items you may be required to purchase to assist you with your subjects on your first day of class. You can visit our Student Stores webpage to buy the textbooks, equipment and apparel you need.