School of Language Arts and Media




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Approximately 25% of the world’s languages are spoken in the Pacific region, by less than 1% of the world’s population! Papua New Guinea has more languages than any other country in the world, while Vanuatu can boast the highest number of languages per person. USP is an exciting place to study linguistics, and the logical choice for Pacific linguistics.

Study Linguistics at the heart of the world’s most multilingual region

You can study Linguistics as part of an undergraduate degree in: 

  • Linguistics
  • Pacific Language Studies 
  • Literature and Language 
  • BAGCED/BEd with a teaching subject in Literature and Language

Linguistics courses are also available as electives to students in other programme.

At postgraduate level, you can pursue a:

  • Postgraduate diploma in Linguistics
  • Postgraduate diploma in Applied Linguistics & ELT
  • MA in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics
  • PhD in Linguistics

Linguistics graduates go on to work in fields that include language teaching, journalism, translation, editing, marketing, policy and planning, business, tourism, and research.

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School of Language Arts and Media (SLAM)
Faculty of Arts, Law and Education
The University of the South Pacific
Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji,
Tel: +679 323 2214
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