• Total units 48 Units
  • Specialisation code LANG-HSPC
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Language Studies Honours Specialisation

The Language Studies Honours Specialisation gives you high-level preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles, methods and theoretical concepts of language studies, and through the design and implementation of a research project, typically a thesis of up to 20,000 words, that develops new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems. 

Students undertaking honours in the following languages will take the Asia Pacific Studies Honours Specialisation: Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Sanskrit, Thai, Urdu, or Vietnamese.

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Admission Requirements


A major or equivalent from the following list, with at least eight 2000- or 3000-level courses or equivalent:








A major or equivalent from the following list:

Ancient Greek

International Communication





A minor, specialisation or equivalent from the following list:

Advanced Ancient Greek

Advanced French Studies

Advanced German Studies

Advanced Hispanic Culture

Advanced Hispanic Linguistics

Advanced Hispanic Studies

Advanced Italian Studies

Advanced Latin

Advanced Spanish Studies 


With the written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis.


This Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
CLAS4006 Classics Methods and Evidence 12
ENGL4020 Researching and Writing the Thesis: A Workshop 6
ENGL4021 Creative Reading: Topics in Theory, Methodology and Interpretation 6
LANG4004 Research Tools in Advanced Language Studies 6
LING4009 Selected Topics in Methodologies for Researching Language 12
LING4010 Selected Topics in Empirical Approaches to Linguistics 6

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
CLAS4007 Research in Classical Studies 12
LANG4002 Topics in Advanced Language Studies 1 6
LANG4003 Topics in Advanced Language Studies 2 6
LING4011 Selected Topics in Theory and Analysis in Linguistics 12
LING4012 Selected Topics in Analysis of a Subsystem of Language 6

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
THES4105 Thesis 6-24
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