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Field of Study

Applied Linguistics

Master of 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, sociolinguistics and intercultural issues. While studying Applied Linguistics, students will develop an ability to apply their knowledge to professional and practical tasks in teaching and other areas, and gain an understanding of principal directions in current thinking and applications of the field.

Highlights

85 in the world for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Conference translator/interpreter
  • Linguistics researcher
  • International business consultant
  • Language teacher
  • Interpreter

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

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