Victoria University of Wellington

12 months
30298 USD/year
7952 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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.


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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30298 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30298 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7952 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • Estimated international fees : NZ$46,350  for the full programme
  • Estimated domestic fees : NZ$12,710  for the full programme


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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