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Discover what language is, how we learn and use it, and how it varies and changes across social and historical contexts.

Courses examine the sounds of language, words, sentences and meaning, and the complex interactions between them.

Linguistics leads to careers in areas as diverse as engineering and artificial intelligence, software engineering, health sciences, education, law and publishing.

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:

  • Language teacher
  • Linguistics researcher
  • Cryptologic linguist
  • Senior ontologist
  • Knowledge engineer

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.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Studios

What you'll study

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