Postgraduate - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Postgraduate applied linguistics is only available via off-campus learning mode, therefore international students may only undertake this discipline in one of the relevant courses if studying outside of Australia.


The courses relevant to this area of study deal with applications of linguistics to professional and social contexts in which language plays a crucial role. They are particularly suited to teachers of English as a mother tongue, English as a second or foreign language and languages other than English, generalist primary school teachers, and those concerned with multicultural and language policies. Areas covered include the application of linguistics to the professional and social contexts in which language plays a crucial role, as well as other applications of linguistics such as in the media, business and industry.

See also the arts postgraduate areas of study entry for linguistics at


For a list of units studied or course outlines, refer to the relevant courses.

Relevant courses

  • 0010 Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics
  • 3769 Master of Applied Linguistics
  • 2695 Master of Arts*
  • 0020 Doctor of Philosophy*

*By research