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Master of Applied Linguistics

Overview

Develop your identity as a language professional and become part of a global network.

The Master of Applied Linguistics is a professional development program designed for teachers of English and other second languages, as well as language professionals in translation, interpretation and other second language areas. You can choose to specialise in Applied Linguistics or Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Studies.

For your 1.5 years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) study, you'll select from more than 20 courses in the linguistic, psychological, educational and socio-cultural aspects of language learning and use, and in language teaching methodology.

The program has a strong national and international reputation. Graduates take up, and in many cases return to, teaching and administrative positions in high schools, universities and language schools in Australia and abroad. They also find employment in business and government positions that draw on the understanding of how languages are used in different settings and cultures.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1.5 Years (or part time equivalent)
1 Year Master of Applied Linguistics
2 Years Master of Applied Linguistics
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Program Code
5465
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$32816 (2021 indicative per year)
Duration
1.5 Years
1 Year Master of Applied Linguistics
2 Years Master of Applied Linguistics
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Semester dates for 2023 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5465
CRICOS Code
064993B
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Study at UQ’s School of Languages and Cultures, an international leader in the teaching of interpreting and translation.
  • Work with and learn from more than 50 leading researchers who specialise in a diverse range of disciplines.
  • Develop an understanding of the field of linguistics while having access to research training.
  • Choose to specialise in Applied Linguistics or Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Studies.

96 in the world for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2021

1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2021

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • TESOL Studies

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2022.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Research Methods
  • Teaching Languages in a Global Context
  • Language and Technology

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Linguistics researcher
  • Cryptologic linguist
  • English as a foreign language teacher
  • Foreign affairs and trade officer
  • International business consultant
  • Interpreter
  • Language program manager

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 4.5; or

GCAppLing* or GDipAppLing* with a GPA of 4.5; or

Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 4.5 and a minimum of two years language teaching experience.

*Please note the GCAppLing or GDipAppLing can only be used as the basis of entry into the program if you already have an existing approved degree in the same discipline.

Same discipline is defined as a degree with language major (i.e. English and/or other LOTE, literature) or a degree in English language teaching, linguistics or translation and interpreting.

To satisfy the requirement for "same discipline" a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

Students wishing to undertake the dissertation must enrol in the 3 semester #24 Masters program.

Prerequisites

Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 4.5; or

GCAppLing* or GDipAppLing* with a GPA of 4.5; or

Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 4.5 and a minimum of two years language teaching experience.

*Please note the GCAppLing or GDipAppLing can only be used as the basis of entry into the program if you already have an existing approved degree in the same discipline.

Same discipline is defined as a degree with language major (i.e. English and/or other LOTE, literature) or a degree in English language teaching, linguistics or translation and interpreting.

To satisfy the requirement for "same discipline" a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

Students wishing to undertake the dissertation must enrol in the 3 semester #24 Masters program.

Related programs

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Additional application information

Same discipline is defined as a degree with language major (i.e. English and/or other LOTE, literature) or a degree in English language teaching, linguistics or translation and interpreting.

To satisfy the requirement for "same discipline" a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

Students wishing to undertake the dissertation must enrol in the 3 semester #24 Masters program.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Applied Linguistics are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fields of study

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $32,816

Indicative annual fee 2022

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Applied Linguistics for the 2022 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

AUD $21,680

Indicative annual fee 2021

Fee information for 2022 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2021.

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Applied Linguistics at 2022 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

The average fee would be less for part-time study. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program. Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Applied Linguistics pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

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