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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 two years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) study, you'll select from nearly 30 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
2 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5592
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$32112 (indicative per year)
Duration
2 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5592
CRICOS Code
082604D
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.
  • Choose to specialise in Applied Linguistics or Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Studies.

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

Fields of study

How you'll learn

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:

  • Introduction to Second Language Learning and Teaching
  • Concepts in Applied Linguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Portfolio & Synthesis

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
  • Interpreter
  • International business consultant
  • TESOL teacher
  • Language teacher
  • Language program manager

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 4.5.

Prerequisites

Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 4.5.

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.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

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:

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.

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TESOL Studies

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is a dynamic, global profession.

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. English is the international language of business, education and cross-cultural communication, so qualified TESOL professionals are in great demand worldwide.

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Fields of study

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

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.

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TESOL Studies

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is a dynamic, global profession.

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. English is the international language of business, education and cross-cultural communication, so qualified TESOL professionals are in great demand worldwide.

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Fees and Scholarships

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

Indicative annual fee

AUD $32,112

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Applied Linguistics for the 2020 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

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

Indicative annual fee

AUD $20,840

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Applied Linguistics at 2020 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

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.

Contact the ATSIS Unit