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Master of Applied Linguistics
CRICOS code: 021018E
Units to complete: 8
Duration: on campus 1 year full–time, online/distance 5 years part–time
Start dates: on campus March, July, online/distance March, July, November
• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
• 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution
This program is designed to introduce students from a range of backgrounds to disciplines within Applied Linguistics, as they engage with second language speakers and their communities. It allows students to experience issues associated with understanding language use and second language learners in diverse and international contexts.
Graduating students will have an advanced inter-cultural competence, understanding the background to contemporary issues associated with communities of diverse language identities and the ability to relate professionally and appropriately within and on behalf of those communities.
5 x REQUIRED courses PLUS 2 Electives OR any elective from the Master of Education or other USQ postgraduate Program
3 x Applied Linguistics courses PLUS 5 Electives OR any elective from the Master of Education or other USQ postgraduate program
3 x Applied Linguistics courses PLUS 3 x research courses PLUS minimum 2 Elective courses
A maximum of 4 units of exemptions will be granted based on completed postgraduate level studies in the last 5 years (up to 10 years may be considered). Students who have completed the PGAL will receive full credit if they study the same specialisation in the MPAL.
Provided all requirements are met, students will be able to exit with:
4 units - Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics
4 units - Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Development
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