Master of Applied Linguistics

1 - 2 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 077928D

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Course Description


Applied linguists have increasingly more positions for work in the world today and The Master of Applied Linguistics will train you for these jobs with a theoretical and practical foundation. Linguistics at the University of Melbourne is ranked No.13 in the world (QS World Rankings, 2016). This course brings a research component to your existing knowledge so that you’ll graduate with a competitive edge in language teaching, language assessment and language program evaluation.

Who is it for?

If you have previous skills and experience in language teaching, language assessment and testing, speech pathology, language program evaluation or interpreting, the Master of Applied Linguistics pushes your career into the next stage.

Boost your professional knowledge and sharpen your vocational and career skills by specialising in one of five areas:

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Technology and language learning
  • Language testing
  • English language
  • Modern languages

For example, the Modern Languages specialisation welcomes professionals already working with modern languages in education, translation, trade relations, diplomacy, the public service, international public relations and related areas. The program offers a range of subjects that focus specifically on developing language skills and cultural competency in modern languages at the graduate level, available languages include French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Where will it take me?

On graduation from the Master of Applied Linguistics, you will be ready for work in professional fields including:

  • Language assessment and testing
  • Public service
  • Speech pathology
  • Teaching English to other speakers (TESOL)
  • Translation

Graduates have also gone on to work in global organisations including:

  • Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
  • Indonesian Air Force
  • Ministry of Education Singapore
  • Imagine Education Australia

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Application deadlines

Semester One (February) 2018 entry

31 October 2017

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 It is strongly recommended your application is submitted by the following dates to ensure enough time for your student visa processing.

Please note: If you wish to be considered for a scholarship or bursary at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences you must submit an application to a GSHSS degree by 31 October 2017 noting that you must supply your final results and evidence of course completion by 30 November 2017 to meet the requirements of the scholarship criteria. If you are not able to meet these deadlines, you will be considered for the following intake.

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