Department of Linguistics
Why Study Linguistics?
Linguistics at Macquarie University focuses on the study of language and its use in society. As a linguist, you will learn to make connections between theoretical, descriptive and applied studies which address problems and issues in human communication. Language is one of our most valuable and characteristic assets and Linguistics studies how we make use of language within complex social behaviours and interactions. Linguists find careers in language teaching, publishing, journalism, adult and child literacy and in health care professions. Further postgraduate studies lead to careers in speech pathology, audiology, TESOL and research.
Linguistics areas of study
Discover our undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and research degrees.
Why study Linguistics at Macquarie?
Get a highly-regarded degree from one of the world's top 50 universities in Linguistics. (QS World University rankings 2013 and 2014)
Our world-class library, university hospital and aquatic centre, and the Australian Hearing Hub were built to give you the best learning experience.
Our long tradition of teaching and research excellence ensures that you graduate with skills that are vital to your career.
Enjoy the flexibility of studying on or off campus, switch courses or select a second major to suit your goals and interests.