Master of Applied Linguistics

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Overview

Have you studied a bachelor degree in another language, education, English, psychology or speech pathology and would now like to use these skills to expand your career into the world of linguistics?

If you are truly fascinated by the English language and how it can be affected by social and cultural influences or want to learn and develop different techniques for teaching English as a second language, the Master of Applied Linguistics at the University of Newcastle may be for you.

The program combines theoretical perspectives, experimental studies and practical applications to develop a well-rounded comprehension and experience base for students. You will graduate with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), academic research, language testing or language planning and policy.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Applied Linguistics at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the Master of Applied Linguistics is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

 

Is it for you?

Are you fascinated by the English language and how it can be affected by social and cultural influences? Do you want to learn and develop different techniques for teaching English as a second language?

If you are looking to advance your career or move into the field of applied linguistics and have a bachelor degree in another language, education, English, psychology or speech pathology, the University of Newcastle’s Master of Applied Linguistics could be the program for you.

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of language learning and development, to create theoretically motivated language teaching curricula and to improve your effectiveness as a teacher of English as a second or foreign language.

For more information on what you will study throughout this advanced program, visit the ‘Study’ tab.

 

Careers

The University of Newcastle’s Master of Applied Linguistics will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), academic research, language testing or language planning and policy.

In an increasingly competitive global working environment, a comprehensive understanding of language can be your passport to success. There is increasing demand for experts in linguistics, both in Australia and overseas.

With your high-level linguistics skills, your future career opportunities will be abundant as demand for educated linguists continues to increase. Graduates of the University of Newcastle program have pursued careers teaching at universities around the world.

To further cement the Master of Applied Linguistics as a widely recognised and well-respected advanced program, the NSW Department of Education and Training has awarded the TESL/TEFL (teaching English as a second language/teaching English as a foreign language) specialisation with accredited English as a Second Language (ESL) certification.

For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Master of Applied Linguistics visit the ‘Details’ tab.

 

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