La Trobe University

Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Harness the power of language. In the era of globalisation, having advanced language skills is becoming increasingly valuable. Organisations need professionals who not only communicate effectively, but also have the multilingual and cross-cultural knowledge that can help them thrive on an international scale. La Trobe's Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics introduces you to the foundations of human communication. Learn about the structure and history of languages, while examining how communication skills are acquired and developed. You'll also select from a range of language majors and explore the culture from which your chosen language emerged. Develop an advanced understanding of linguistics, investigating the sound systems used for communication, how sentences are structured, and the ways we use language and interpret meaning.


To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics, students must complete 360 credit points consisting of: 90 core credit points 30 core-choice credit points One, 120 credit point Language major 120 elective or minor credit points


  • Majors Include: Chinese Studies Advanced
  • Chinese Studies Beginners
  • Chinese Studies Extension
  • Chinese Studies Intermediate
  • French Studies Advanced
  • French Studies Beginners
  • French Studies Extension
  • French Studies Intermediate
  • Greek Studies Advanced
  • Greek Studies Beginners
  • Greek Studies Extension
  • Greek Studies Intermediate
  • Hindi Studies Beginners
  • Italian Studies Advanced
  • Italian Studies Beginners
  • Italian Studies Extension
  • Italian Studies Intermediate
  • Japanese Studies Advanced
  • Japanese Studies Beginners
  • Japanese Studies Intermediate
  • Spanish Studies Advanced
  • Spanish Studies Beginners
  • Spanish Studies Extension
  • Spanish Studies Intermediate

Standard entry requirements

  • Recent secondary education - VTAC prerequisite: Year 12 English prerequisite (20) - Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
  • Non Year 12 - Vocational Education & Training: VET prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Subject proficiency: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites.
  • Non Year 12 - Higher Education study: HE prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Subject proficiency: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites.
  • International: IELTS - (6.0 < 6.0) (UG standard/minimum) - 6.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $96,600 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Sep 30 2022

Further information

Graduates in languages and linguistics are valued by employers because their understanding of human interaction is combined with an ability to analyse abstract systems and solve complex problems. Graduates can find work in information technology, communications or international relations, or apply their skills to translating and interpreting in community, legal, literary or business settings. Graduates can also go on to further postgraduate study. With further study, graduates can qualify to work as teachers in primary or secondary schools.

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