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The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Linguistics) will give you the equivalent of an undergraduate major in linguistics without completing a second bachelor’s degree.
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Massey is ranked in the world’s top 300 universities for linguistics by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.
The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Linguistics) is a bridging tool for graduates in other subjects to get the equivalent of a major in linguistics. You can then go on to a postgraduate qualification in linguistics if you wish.
Linguistics is the study of language, its structure and meaning, how it is learnt and used, and what this says about who we are and where we come from.
From interacting with friends to communicating with colleagues, language plays a fundamental role in both our public and private lives. This includes written and spoken communication, problem-solving, and social and cultural awareness. Our lecturers will encourage you to develop a deeper understanding of your own self-identity and social interactions.
Language is the most powerful tool for connecting with and understanding the evolving diversity of people and cultures in New Zealand. Massey’s Graduate Diploma in Arts (Linguistics) puts a strong focus on personal and applied language use, ethnographic analysis, and language forms and structure. This major will help you develop vital career skills.
Whether you’re intrigued by the role of language in forensic situations, digital communities, social media, mother-tongue maintenance, or second-language learning, we have a variety of courses on offer. Our courses are taught by leading lecturers in a range of distinctive research areas.
Language is vital to human communication. The study of linguistics helps you understand the development of language and can lead to an array of careers. We have graduates working in a range of diverse sectors in many varied roles including:
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