Applied Language Studies - Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Take your understanding of language and culture further with this one-year honours degree, and research an area of your interest.

If you already have a degree in applied language studies, the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) can help you advance your skills and make your CV stand out. It can also serve as a pathway to further study at master’s or doctoral level. You can choose from advanced level papers in applied language studies - from discourse analysis to interpreting or translation.

This is part of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

Start date: 2018

Start date: 2019

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You complete a research methods paper and papers in advanced theoretical studies, research methods and a supervised 60-point research dissertation that is relevant to your discipline. You should discuss your papers and intended study sequence with your programme leader before enrolling.

Applied Language Studies papers

LING810 Language Analysis
LING811 Language, Culture and Communication
CLSY800 Reading Paper
LING812 Discourse Analysis
ENMS802 Language in Virtual Worlds: Presence, Theory, Practice
TRIN802 Translation: A Critical Approach
TRIN801 Interpreting: A Critical Approach

Research methods papers

SOSC880 Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis
SOSC881 Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis
POLS880 Policy Research and Evaluation
SOSC884 Social Research, Design and Analysis
MAOR810 Research Methods and Indigenous Methodologies


The final paper is the 60-point honours dissertation, which is at the heart of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

Graduates will be well placed for employment in areas requiring sound analytical and critical thinking, and research skills at a more advanced level than a bachelor’s degree. These include:

  • First and second language education
  • Literacy development (school to workplace settings)
  • Research
  • Translation and/or interpreting.

Other specialisations in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Further study study

Key features
  • Opportunity to research an area of your interest
  • Choose from advanced level papers in language and culture
  • Taught by staff with expertise across the field of applied language studies
  • Offered at the City Campus

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.