Macquarie University

Department of Languages and Linguistics
Sydney, Au


Macquarie University was established in 1964 as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from traditions and work in tandem with industry, we strive for the extraordinary by challenging convention and embracing different views.

Led by our academics and researchers, we continue our pioneering approach – from inventing Wi-Fi with the CSIRO, to enhancing graduate employability through personalised degrees and degrees co-designed with industry.

Studies in languages and linguistics at Macquarie will prepare you for a range of careers across the globe such as interpreting and translation, teaching, journalism, business or international relations.



Top 1% of unis in the world (QS Rankings 2020, Times Higher Education Rankings 2021)

100% of research world standard (2-digit level: Excellence in Research for Australia)

#192 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2022)

300+ global companies (On-campus and in the Macquarie Park Innovation District)

Top 40 in the world for Linguistics (QS rankings by subject, 2019)

Widest range of European languages offered in NSW

Ranked in the top 1 per cent of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2019)

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