Master of Applied Linguistics
Course code: 3769 ~ Course abbreviation: MAppLing ~ Total credit points required: 72 ~ 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts
Study mode and course location
Off-campus (Clayton, on-campus for some units)
Students will gain a critical understanding of theoretical and practical issues relating to applied linguistics, including second/foreign language acquisition, language teaching, language contact and intercultural communication.
Students successfully completing this course will have: 1. a sound knowledge of diverse aspects of the academic discipline; 2. an understanding of the world view of the field of study; 3. a critical appreciation of the secondary literature in the field of study; 4. a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study; 5. advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal; 6. advanced analytical skills; 7. a grasp of research methodology and ethics, and an ability to undertake a small, independent research project in one of the disciplines represented in the program.
Minimum pass grade
To graduate with the Masters, students must gain a credit (60 C) or above in core units and a minimum credit average overall.
The course consists of six 12-point units, with three core units, and three electives selected from the list below. Students undertake units to the value of 24 points at level 4, followed by another 24 points at either level 4 or 5 followed by 24 points at level 5. Students can enter the program in the first or second semester.
Alternative electives may be approved on an individual basis.
After successful completion of 24 points, students may apply to exit the program with a Graduate Certificate in Linguistics, or after successful completion of 48 points with a Postgraduate Diploma in Linguistics.
Dr Julie Bradshaw