Why study Linguistics
Given the unique nature of language, Linguistics at University of Canterbury is an inherently interdisciplinary field that bridges the sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. It has links with, among other fields, Anthropology, cognitive science, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, evolutionary biology, language study, neurology, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology. It is therefore an ideal complementary field of study.
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- The English Language
- Language and Society in New Zeeland and Beyond
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
It is recommended to apply as early as possible in advance of your intended start date, to allow for visa and other arrangements.
DisciplinesLanguages Linguistics View 31 other Masters in Languages in New Zealand
Linguistics is not taught in schools, so no specific school background is needed in order to begin it at university. The main requirements are curiosity and a desire to improve one's ability to think and express oneself clearly.
Some knowledge of a language or languages other than English is desirable but not essential.
International19721 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19721 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
National4840 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4840 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
- National Students - 7,535 NZD
- International Students -30,700 NZD
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