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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Applied Linguistics (MAppLing)

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 1.5 years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) study, you'll select from more than 20 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.

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.Choose to specialise in Applied Linguistics or Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Studies.
  • Develop an understanding of the field of linguistics while having access to research training.

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

  • Applied Linguistics
  • TESOL Studies

 

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

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
  • Cryptologic linguist
  • English as a foreign language teacher
  • Foreign affairs and trade officer
  • International business consultant
  • Interpreter
  • Language program manager

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Prerequisites
Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 4.5; or

GCAppLing* or GDipAppLing* with a GPA of 4.5; or

Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 4.5 and a minimum of two years language teaching experience.

*Please note the GCAppLing or GDipAppLing can only be used as the basis of entry into the program if you already have an existing approved degree in the same discipline.

Same discipline is defined as a degree with language major (i.e. English and/or other LOTE, literature) or a degree in English language teaching, linguistics or translation and interpreting.

To satisfy the requirement for "same discipline" a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

Students wishing to undertake the dissertation must enrol in the 3 semester #24 Masters program.

  • Course Code: 064993B
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 01 Year  06 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 48168 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: 100 AUD
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