Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics From La Trobe University

Program Overview

In the era of globalisation, having advanced language skills is becoming increasingly valuable. Organisations need professionals who not only communicate effectively, but also have the multilingual and cross-cultural knowledge that can help them thrive on an international scale.*

La Trobe's Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics introduces you to the foundations of human communication. Learn about the structure and history of languages, while examining how communication skills are acquired and developed. You'll also select from a range of language majors and explore the culture from which your chosen language emerged.

Develop an advanced understanding of linguistics, investigating the sound systems used for communication, how sentences are structured, and the ways we use language and interpret meaning.Focus on the language you're passionate about by selecting from Chinese, French, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Japanese or Hindi. You'll also be able to select a starting point that suits your language proficiency, including beginner, intermediate and advanced studies.



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 32,200




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  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy For Higher Education
  • Foundations Of Language
  • Imagining Language
  • Making Meaning
  • The Sounds Of The World'S Languages
  • Phonology: Patterns Of Sounds

Subject prerequisites

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

English language requirement

  • 6.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

The cost of studying at La Trobe University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$ 32,200 annually, to study in La Trobe University.

Possible roles include:

  • Linguist
  • Translator or interpreter
  • Cultural diversity manager


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