Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics

Program code

1398

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$6,566.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements

14

OP 2018

68

Rank 2018 (more)

OR VET qualification

Certificate III

Offered in

Trimester 1

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

Nil

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

Why choose this program?

The ability to communicate in other languages and cultures will help you in almost any career you choose. When you study a language at Griffith, you will not just learn to speak and write the words, you will also study linguistics - the science, nature and function of language and how it is used in society. Understanding how languages are developed and used will help you gain a solid understanding of your chosen language.

You will apply your knowledge of linguistics and your chosen language in real world challenges including second language learning and teaching, intercultural communication, and effective use of digital technologies.

You will learn in small classes, where you will receive individual attention. Whether you are a total beginner or quite fluent, you will find courses to suit you. You will also be exposed to the cultural context of your chosen language with options to pursue study overseas through exchanges and study abroad programs.

You will complete a Linguistics major and can major in one of the following languages:

  • Chinese
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Modern Greek (offered online via cross-institutional study at Flinders University)
  • Spanish.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics is offered full-time and part-time on-campus via in-person mode at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses.

As a full-time student you will generally attend 12-16 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

Student Income Support

From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

You will find employment opportunities throughout the world in education and teaching, translation and interpreting, tourism and hospitality, publishing and journalism, sales and marketing, advertising and public relations, international business, law, commerce, and the arts.

Students considering undertaking an initial teacher preparation program after completion of the Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics must contact the School of Education and Professional Studies to obtain a listing of courses approved for content teaching areas.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics (1398)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 28.0 $350.00 $28,000.00
2018 Fee Band 27.0 $337.50 $27,000.00
FEE-HELP

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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