St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072
CRICOS course code: 001942A
Level of study: Undergraduate
Are you curious about the world and how to make a better future? The Bachelor of Arts allows you to discover your passion while equipping you with the skills to succeed in the changing, global workplace.
This undergraduate program is one of the largest and most comprehensive in Australia, allowing you to choose from more than 45 study areas across the humanities, social sciences and languages.
Pursue your interests and double your employment opportunities by combing your Bachelor of Arts with one of 15 other undergraduate degrees including Law, Education, Science, Engineering or Business.
Tailor your studies to suit your passions, from the classics to the contemporary. Whether your interests lie in languages, politics, world cultures, or exploring the past and present, our program allows you to create a degree that’s unique to you.
Graduate with a respected qualification that sets you apart. Arts graduates are the graduates of the future, with the power to harness their disciplinary knowledge to engage in a globalised world and contribute to solving its challenges.
BA majors: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies; Ancient History / Extended; Ancient History/History; Anthropology / Extended; Archaeology / Extended; Art History / Extended; Chinese / Extended; Chinese Translation and Interpreting / Extended; Classical Languages / Extended; Criminology / Extended; Drama / Extended; Economics / Extended; English / Extended; English Literature / Extended; English as an International Language / Extended; Film and Television Studies; French / Extended; Gender Studies (Minor); Geography / Extended; German / Extended; History / Extended; Indonesian / Extended; International Relations / Extended; Italian; Japanese / Extended; Journalism and Mass Communication; Korean / Extended; Latin American Studies (Minor); Linguistics / Extended; Mathematics / Extended; Media and Digital Cultures; Music / Extended; Music Psychology (Minor); Peace and Conflict Studies / Extended; Philosophy / Extended; Political Science / Extended; Popular Music and Technology; Professional Pathways: Humanity and Society (Minor); Professional Writing and Communication; Psychology / Extended; Public Policy; Russian; Sociology / Extended; Spanish / Extended; Sports Studies / Extended; Studies in Australian Culture (Minor); Studies in Religion / Extended; Writing / Extended.
Linguistics / Extended
Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. Despite the diversity that exists in languages around the world, there are also many features that languages have in common. Linguists are interested in discovering the universal features of human languages, as well as accounting for their differences. Courses in the Linguistics major examine the sounds of language (phonetics and phonology), words (morphology), sentences (syntax), and meaning (semantics), and the complex interactions between them. During your studies you'll discover what language is, how we learn and use it, and how it varies and changes across social and historical contexts.
Graduates with a Linguistics major typically work in a huge variety of careers in areas as diverse as engineering and artificial intelligence (designing linguistics algorithms), software engineering (speech recognition), health sciences, education, law and publishing. Many students who study linguistics also progress to postgraduate courses in speech pathology, writing, editing and publishing, audiology, or translating and interpreting.
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Year 12 or equivalent English.
IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.