New Zealand Education - Think New Logo

University

Massey University
Massey University logo

Diploma in Arts (Linguistics)

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

Manawatu Campus

Summary

Specialise in Linguistics for your Diploma in Arts at Massey

Language is part our everyday lives, yet how much do we actually understand about how it works? 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.

Linguistics broadens your understanding of how language works in your own society. It also provides understanding of concepts and structures in languages and cultures beyond your own.

You’ll identify core similarities in language and communication, two activities that define us as humans. This qualification will appeal to you if you enjoy learning languages or have a curiosity about language.


Planning information

Full-time study comprises eight 15-credit courses for a total of 120 credits in one year. We recommend you aim for 60 credits per semester.

Regardless of whether you complete the diploma with or without an endorsement, if you later proceed to the Bachelor of Arts degree, all of the courses in your Diploma in Arts can be transferred to the Bachelor of Arts.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, outside of university admission regulations.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall and minimum 5.5 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT - Overall score 80, minimum 19 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 4 (Academic)
  • PTE - 50 overall and minimum 42 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

Studying in NZ

Register nowSign in

Share this course

Share this course

Disclaimer