Study

The School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies offers a wide range of pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate subjects and programmes.

We have a strong New Zealand and international profile in areas as diverse as:   

  • Language Learning and Teaching
  • Linguistic Theory
  • Lexicography
  • New Zealand English
  • New Zealand Sign Language, and
  • Sociolinguistics.

Subjects offered

View the range of subjects taught by the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies.

Undergraduate study

The School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts, writing courses, and a New Zealand Sign Language minor at undergraduate level.

Postgraduate study

The School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies offers a range of postgraduate qualifications, ranging from graduate certificates to PhD programmes.

Student support

Explore the extensive range of support services available to students at Victoria.

English Proficiency

If English isn’t your first language, our English Proficiency Programme is designed to prepare you for further academic study in English.

Awards and scholarships

The School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies has prizes and scholarships available for students who show academic excellence.

Student profiles

Find out what study in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies is like—read what our students have to say about their experiences.

Career opportunities

Linguistics helps you use both spoken and written language more effectively—an invaluable skill in the workplace.

Language Learning Centre

The Learning Language Centre (LLC) has a multimedia resource collection in a range of world languages including English, New Zealand Sign Language and for TESOL, and offers a welcoming study environment for language learning.

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