12 months
35487 USD/year
9300 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Take a detailed look at your specialist area and open doors to new opportunities in language-related careers.  The Linguistics programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington.


Key facts

You'll complete a mix of coursework and research working with some of New Zealand’s leading academic staff. Study the Linguistics programme alongside students from around the world and emerge as an expert in your subject at the Victoria University of Wellington .

Flexible options

Take advantage of flexible study options to tailor your studies to your needs. You can choose from a range of courses, and TESOL, Applied Linguistics and Second Language Learning and Teaching students can study either on campus or by distance. You can complete your Master's in one year of full-time study or over two or three years part time. And for most programmes, you're also able to start studying at the beginning of any of the three trimesters during the year.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations of Linguistics for Advanced Study
  • Preparation for Advanced Research in Linguistics
  • Quantitative Research in Applied Linguistics
  • Topics in Theoretical and Cognitive Linguistics
  • Topics in Linguistics at the Interfaces

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a B range average in a relevant subject.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    35487 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35487 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9300 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Estimated international fees : NZ$49,071  for the full programme
  • Estimated domestic fees : NZ$12,861  for the full programme

Living costs for Wellington

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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