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Field of Study

Linguistics

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Explore the structure of language, its uses and its applications in society by connecting theoretical, descriptive and applied studies that address problems and issues in human communication.

This major focuses on developing your academic research skills by introducing you to current linguistic research, as well as fundamental aspects of preparing a research thesis.

You'll complete an intensive research project under the guidance of a supervisor. This includes developing a relevant topic, writing a literature review, preparing a research proposal and applying appropriate methodologies in your work.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for linguistics

QS World University Rankings 2021

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • English as a foreign language teacher
  • Speech and language therapist 
  • Cryptologic linguist
  • Linguistics researcher
  • Communication and engagement officer
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Meet the expert: Indigenous Studies with Professor Tracey Bunda

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How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Tutorials
  • Research experience

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • General Research Methods
  • Advanced Research Topic A
  • Advanced Research Topic B
  • Special Topics in Linguistic Research

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