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Linguistics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

Overview

Linguistics differs from the study of a specific language in that it provides terminology and techniques for understanding the structure of any language. It is the scientific study of Language.

Through linguistic analysis we explore identity construction, social and cultural organisation, variation and change, multilingualism, institutions and power, as well as language patterns in texts and discourses.

Knowledge of linguistics is central to the study of languages and is a valuable adjunct to studies in anthropology, education, philosophy, sociology, psychology, law, translation studies and computer science. Linguistics course is offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  .

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Semantics 
  • Selected Topic 
  • Morphology and Syntax 
  • Phonology 
  • Sociolinguistics 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • GENERAL BA
  • APS 34+
  • English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5
  • Wait-listing
  • Applicants with entry requirements of at least 30-33 APS points are wait-listed, subject to place availability.
  • International Qualifications
  • English Language (O/IGCSE Level: A-C | AS Level: A-C | A Level: A-C)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2852 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2852 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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R 41000

Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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