Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 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.


Research supervision is available in areas including language teaching and assessment, second language acquisition (including language learning and information communications technology), intercultural interaction, sociolinguistics and language planning.


Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Research)

Students complete 48 points, including coursework units and a thesis.

Core units

  • APG4347 Research methods in applied linguistics
  • APG5706 Research project in languages, cultures and linguistics

Elective units

  • two units as approved by the course coordinator, usually applied Japanese linguistics or linguistics units

Coursework units and the thesis topic are chosen in consultation with the course coordinator.

Note: Students must make contact with a thesis supervisor prior to enrolling to discuss their research ideas and determine whether appropriate supervision is available.

Course coordinator

Robyn Spence-Brown

Master of Arts by Research and Coursework

The entry below only details the coursework component of this degree. For all requirements including the research/thesis component refer to the full course entry at


Students normally complete two level five units in applied Japanese linguistics.

Course coordinator

Associate Professor Helen Marriott

Further courses

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

Relevant courses

  • 3937 Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Research)
  • 2846 Master of Arts by research and coursework
  • 2695 Master of Arts*
  • 0020 Doctor of Philosophy*

*By research