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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Communication - Linguistics

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Communication - Linguistics

It looks like the University no longer offers this program.

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $29,000 NZD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline

Overview

Bachelor of Communication - Linguistics

This course will not be offered in 2023, but it will be offered in 2024.

 

If you love language and want to broaden your career options, the Bachelor of Communication (Linguistics) offers the best of both worlds.

In the Bachelor of Communication (Linguistics) you will explore how the brain manages language and the unwritten rules of interaction.

At the heart of our lives

Language is at the heart of communication. Linguistics is the study of human languages. 

It helps you understand how language has evolved, how it is structured and how it is used today to communicate in a range of setting.

While studying linguistics, you might for example:

  • examine murderers’ text messages
  • provide a commentary for a sports match
  • construct an alien language
  • listen to global hip hop to track the influence of African-Americanisms, and
  • observe people talking to dogs.

Skills sought-after by employers

You will learn transferable skills that employers seek. 

You'll gain excellent written and oral communication skills and an ability to understand the subtexts of communication from others.

Employment opportunities

85% of graduates are employed within six months of graduation. 

These graduates are employed across nine different industry categories with more than 60 different job titles.

Gain a relevant qualification

Massey University’s linguistics major offers courses that specifically examine language in New Zealand and the Pacific, ensuring relevant, local context. 

Other courses like forensic linguistics will help you understand corporate-related areas such as intellectual property and authorship identification. 

You will enjoy studying towards an interesting, relevant qualification.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$40,750

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $8,796
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,750
Tuition 1 person $29,000

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Officially verified copies of Birth certificate/ Current passport, including any residency visa/ Citizenship certificate
  • Proof of the name change
  • High School graduation certificate
  • Academic transcripts
  • English Language proficiency
  • A statement of any disability or health condition (If Applicable)
  • Evidence of any scholarships (If Applicable)

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

80
-
listening
19
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

50
42
listening
42
writing
42
speaking
42
reading

Cambridge

169
162
listening
162
writing
162
speaking
162
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not have the entry requirements

Improve your English language skills without taking an IELTS test. You could get direct entry to a Massey degree with our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.

 English TestEnglish for Academic Purposes 1          English for Academic Purposes 2
English EntryIELTS5.0 overall (all bands 4.5 or above)5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above)
iBT TOEFL40 overall (3 in reading & listening, 13 in speaking & writing)50 overall (5 in reading & listening, 15 in speaking & writing)
PTE38 overall46 overall
Cambridge English155165

Academic background and requirement

To be admitted to an undergraduate qualification, applicants will need a minimum level of academic achievement from school, or another university or tertiary institution

The specific level depends on which country or region of the world they are from.

China:

  • Senior High School graduation plus successful completion of one year of bachelor's-level study from a recognized institution; or
  • Successful completion of a two-year diploma, or a minimum of two years out of a three-year diploma from a recognized institution; or
  • Completed Gaokao with a tier-one score from the related province

India: 

  • All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) Year 12 or Indian School Certificate (ISC) Year 12, with an overall average of 75% and a minimum of 60% in English; or
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) – State Board Examination in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujurat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal, with:
    • an overall average of 85% or higher (with no less than four academic subjects), with
    • a minimum of 70% or above in English.

 

Foundation qualifications to meet entry requirements

If you don't have the skills or qualifications you need to be accepted into your chosen study, you can do foundation qualifications.

  • Foundation Certificate (International)
  • Foundation Certificate (International Accelerated)

Career opportunities

  • Technical or specialist writer
  • English as a foreign language teacher
  • Public relations officer
  • Publishing copy-editor/proofreader
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Speech and language therapist
  • Talent agent
  • Translator
  • Linguistics professor

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