Why study the Master of Applied Linguistics

This postgraduate coursework program offers studying the fields of Applied Linguistics and TESOL. The program has two missions. The first is to provide a quality professional development program for teachers of English and other second languages, and language professionals in translation, interpreting and other second language areas. The second mission is to provide coursework students the opportunity to explore research options and develop specialisations for further study.

Summary

  • Program code
    5466
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved bachelor honours degree in the same discipline; or

Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 4.5 and an AQF Level 8 Graduate Diploma in Education.


Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Applied Linguistics are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Applied Linguistics. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Applied Linguistics at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Courses and Programs

Fields of study

The following is a list of fields of study available in the Master of Applied Linguistics.

When you graduate, any fields of study you have finished will be listed on your degree certificate.

Applied Linguistics

Applied Linguistics provides a strong understanding of concepts, current issues and research methods in the core areas of applied linguistics. Students will acquire specialised knowledge of theory and practice in targeted areas of language teaching, technology, and sociolinguistics/ intercultural issues. Whilst studying Applied Linguistics, students will develop an ability to apply their knowledge to professional and practical tasks in teaching and other areas and an understanding of principal directions in current thinking and applications of the field.

TESOL Studies

The TESOL field is a professional development program for experienced teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English as a Second Language (ESL). Research and project options are available, particularly for students intending to continue on to higher research degrees. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a dynamic, global profession. With English being the international language of business, education, and cross-cultural communication, qualified TESOL professionals are in great demand worldwide. A number of courses are also offered on-line for flexible delivery. The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and MA degrees awarded do not provide entry qualifications for language teaching.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. A full definition of "field of study" is available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

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