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Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics

Approved Abbreviation: BLang&Ling


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1810.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 088188M


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2015 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

The Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics is a three-year degree designed to develop students skills and expertise in languages, linguistics, inter-lingual and inter-cultural communication. The course consists of a specialisation in a language other than English (LOTE), a specialisation in Linguistics, four Bachelor of Arts generic core units, and 40 credit points of elective units (which may be used towards a sub-specialisation in another language). The Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics course equips graduates to use their language and linguistics skills in professional settings such as teaching, interpreting and translation, journalism, business or international relations. Employment opportunities may be found in the State and Commonwealth public service, overseas organisations, the media, business and industry, education and research.

  • Director of Academic Program - David McInnes

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Xiangdong LiuenquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Bankstown CampusPart TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above

Admission

Assumed knowledge: two units of HSC English.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to the Western Sydney University via the International Office International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points with no less than 60 credit points at Level 3.

Core Components

All students must enrol in and complete the 40 credit points of Year 1 Bachelor of Arts Core units.

Year 1 Core units

102738Australian Politics and Active Citizenship
102736Diversity, Language and Culture
102735Foundations of Academic English
102737Thinking Critically About Texts and Society

Equivalent Core Units

The core units listed below count towards completion of this course for students who passed these units in 2019 or earlier.

100846 - Analytical Reading and Writing

100958 - Australia and the World

100960 - Contemporary Society

100968 - Texts and Traditions

Students must also complete

  • The Linguistics Specialisation
  • A language specialisation (Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian or Japanese)
  • 40 credit points of elective units, which may be used towards a sub-specialisation in one of the languages above (other than the language selected as the specialisation).

Linquistic Specialisation

M1119Linguistics

LOTE specialisations

Note: Not all specialisations are available on all campuses.

Note: Some speciialisations have inherent requirement. Please see the link below for details.

Inherent Requirements

M1059Arabic
M1060Chinese
M1062Japanese
M1093Indonesian

Recommended sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

102738Australian Politics and Active Citizenship
102735Foundations of Academic English

LOTE Specialisation unit

LOTE or Linguistics Specialisation unit

Spring session

102736Diversity, Language and Culture

LOTE Specialisation unit

LOTE or Linguistics Specialisation unit

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

102737Thinking Critically About Texts and Society

LOTE Specialisation unit

LOTE or Linguistics Specialisation unit

Linguistics Specialisation unit

Spring session

LOTE Specialisation unit

LOTE or Linguistics Specialisation unit

Linguistics Specialisation unit

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

LOTE Specialisation unit

LOTE or Linguistics Specialisation unit

Linguistics Specialisation unit

And one elective

Spring session

LOTE Specialisation unit

LOTE or Linguistics Specialisation unit

Linguistics Specialisation unit

And one elective

Sub-major Elective Spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

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