Bachelor of Arts - Linguistics Major

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.


Local International
Delivery Mode On campus On campus
Location Bankstown Bankstown
Duration 3F / 6P 3F
Course Code 720510 [Bankstown] 1706.1 [CRICOS Code 040992A] 
Entrance Rank 65.00 ATAR [Bankstown]

Please refer to Admission Requirements

Fee Information

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Part time study is only available to local students and is generally completed by day classes as there are limited night classes.

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study

A Career in Linguistics

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Linguistics, you will be prepared for work in a range of professions where linguistics skills are required. You may work in government or non-government organisations and community-based industries, environmental education, information technology and the media, entertainment, industries, or social policy development.

Possible job titles include administrator, writer/author, diplomat, cultural and public policy analyst/advisor, researcher, historian, editor, academic, consultant in media/advertising/film production, consultant in machine-human interface systems, consultant in communication interface systems, and interpreters and translators (with further training to obtain relevant accreditation).

How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to UWS undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the UWS International Admissions pages.

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If you are interested in completing a higher research degree, for example Masters Honours, information is accessible from UWS Research (opens in a new window).