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Bachelor of Communication (Linguistics)

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  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available at Wellington
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Available for international students studying in NZ

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Entry requirements

To enrol in the Bachelor of Communication programme you need to have an entrance to university qualification, either through NCEA, New Zealand University Entrance, admission with equivalent status, bursaries and scholarship examinations, discretionary entrance or special admission.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.


Choose your major courses from the following list (each course is 15 credits):

Compulsory course – 15 credits from:
172.235 Linguistic Analysis of the English Language

No more than 45 credits from:
172.232 Language and Society in New Zealand
172.236 Forensic Linguistics
172.237 Language, Discourse and Power
172.239 Language and Culture

At least 60 credits from:

172.333 Discourse & Institutions
172.335 Language and Identity
172.336 Languages of the Pacific
172.338 Language and Mediated Communication in a Transcultural World

Major requirements: A major consists of 120 credits in Linguistics, including 60 credits at 200-level and 60 credits at 300-level.

Minor requirements: A minor consists of 60 credits in Linguistics, including at least 15 credits at 300-level.

Note: 172.235 Linguistic Analysis of the English Language is a compulsory course in the Linguistics major.

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