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STAT Writing Preparation Workshop
This online workshop will help prepare you for the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).
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UWA Application Help Day for School Leavers
Come along to our Future Students centre on Sunday 19 December to get advice on all things ATAR, TISC and UWA.
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Careers and further study
This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.
Fees and scholarships
Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students
Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.
Cost of living
Undergraduate – onshore students
Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.
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The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.
Minimum entry requirements
How to apply
Ready to apply for this course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.
About the course
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Semester 1, Semester 2
- 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Work integrated learning
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Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.
You'll learn to
- understand key focuses of, and key concepts in, core sub-areas of linguistics – phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, discourse analysis, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and historical linguistics
- describe key features of major approaches to language structure, use and variation
- demonstrate knowledge of the diversity of structures across languages
- critically interpret and synthesise the content of scholarly publications in linguistics
Put theory into practice
Current UWA students are eligible to take one of our professional experience units. These units bridge the gap between university and the workplace by providing opportunities to gain hands-on, practical experience. You can master new skills, make connections and network, get a taste of the opportunities in the workforce and add experience to your resume, all before graduating.
Find out more about Work Integrated Learning.
Your degree options
This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.
Why study this course?
- Linguistics is a robust educational foundation that equips you with the core skills an employer looks for, in particular, good communication and thorough analysis
- Linguistics is the study of language, and language is key to most human interactions. As such, studying linguistics opens many doors.
Become a bilingual citizen of the world at the largest language hub in Western Australia
Why take a second major
- Expand your skills - Taking a second major either in a complementary area or in something like Economics or Business Law will show you have developed transferable skills such as, teamwork, critical thinking, digital literacy and presentation skills – which are highly sought after in the workforce.
- Add it to your resume – Employers are looking for graduates who have skills in a variety of areas. Two majors will expand your career prospects and help you stand out amongst the crowd.