Master Program in Linguistics in Australia

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Linguistics

A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Linguistics is the scientific study of language and its structure. The discipline focuses on the form, meaning, and context of languages. Linguists study the similarities and differences between languages, seeking patterns and looking for meaning in those patterns.

Australia has the third largest number of foreign students in the world despite having a community of only 23 million. These are strong academic credentials, but Australian institutions are just as highly ranked as the cities that house them around the native land.

Top Master Programs in Linguistics in Australia 2017

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Master of Applied Linguistics

Macquarie University
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

The Master of Applied Linguistics covers theoretical and methodological issues relevant to practitioners in a variety of professions whose work is... [+]

Master of Applied Linguistics

The Master of Applied Linguistics covers theoretical and methodological issues relevant to practitioners in a variety of professions whose work is concerned with applied language study. It is internationally relevant and focuses on the development of analytic skills and understanding the complex relationship between language use and context, and research in these areas.

Key features

Lets you study with one of the largest and most diverse Linguistics departments in Australia, which features four research centres Offers flexible study options allowing you to study on-campus, distance (online), or mixed Provides an internationally relevant and highly regarded qualification Can be combined with the Master of Translating and Interpreting ... [-]

Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 3 years

UTS is a leading provider of postgraduate language and literacy courses, with academics who are published authors and internationally recognised experts in the field. This course meets the professional development needs of a wide range of English language teachers in Australia and internationally, teaching children, teenagers and adults. The course focuses on contemporary models of language learning and teaching as well as subjects which specifically concentrate on language and linguistics. It caters to those seeking an initial teaching qualification in teaching English to adult speakers of other languages, with professional practice placements in Australia or selected overseas institutions. It is also well suited to applicants who already possess a teaching qualification and wish to gain a specialist degree in the field. The course consists of subjects that equip teachers with skills and in-depth knowledge in the areas of teaching practice, pedagogical grammars, global Englishes, discourse analysis, phonology and pronunciation, language teaching technologies, language development, language for specific purposes, and more. [+]

This course is designed to meet the necessary professional requirements of the TESOL and applied linguistics fields. It caters for the needs of participants with and without teaching qualifications and experience. The course features flexible study options, with classes held at times suitable for students working standard full-time hours. Selected subjects are offered via distance mode. The course explicitly meets the needs of students working or wishing to work in the following contexts: working with migrants and Indigenous students across all levels of education teachers wishing to change discipline areas teaching English outside Australia international students wishing to study TESOL at master's level. ... [-]


Master of Applied Linguistics

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 5 years Australia

Apply Now! We are now accepting applications. Designed to introduce students from a range of backgrounds to disciplines within Applied Linguistics, as they engage with second language speakers and their communities. [+]

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Master of Applied LinguisticsCRICOS 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, NovemberCampus: ToowoombaEntry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution

Program focus

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.... [-]


Master of Applied Linguistics

University of Newcastle
Campus or Online Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Applied Linguistics program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of language learning and development, to develop theoretically motivated language teaching curricula, and to improve their effectiveness as teachers... [+]

Master of Applied Linguistics

The Master of Applied Linguistics program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of language learning and development, to develop theoretically motivated language teaching curricula, and to improve their effectiveness as teachers of English as a second or foreign language, or more generally to further their understanding of the way in which language affects and is affected by the social and cultural environment. The program combines theoretical perspectives with empirical studies and practical applications, and provides the opportunity for practical experience of classroom and individual teaching.... [-]


Master in Applied Linguistics

The University of Queensland
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Saint Lucia

This program is being offered in response to the demand for a 2-year Masters program from students who have completed MA-level studies and wish to take up a dissertation before advancing to a research higher degree. [+]

Best Masters in Linguistics in Australia 2017. Why study the Master of Applied Linguistics This program is being offered in response to the demand for a 2-year Masters program from students who have completed MA-level studies and wish to take up a dissertation before advancing to a research higher degree. This postgraduate coursework program offers study in the fields of Applied Linguistics and TESOL. The program has two missions. The first is to provide a quality professional development program for teachers of English and other second languages, and language professionals in translation, interpreting and other second language areas. The second mission is to provide coursework students the opportunity to explore research options and develop specialisations for further study. Entry requirements Prerequisites Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 4.5. English Proficiency IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy below. In order to gain entry to an academic program at UQ, you will have to demonstrate you have the appropriate level of English language skills. To meet the UQ's English language proficiency requirements, you must demonstrate one of the following: a score equivalent to four semesters of Sound Achievement in Queensland Studies Authority English, English for ESL Learners or Australian or international equivalent. Less than four semesters may be considered for some programs. at least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent test. Some programs have higher English proficiency requirements; see individual program requirements. Other equivalent tests such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic are also accepted, and other qualifications and experience may also be considered. Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE). Visa requirements International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Applied Linguistics are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500). Program structure Courses The courses offered in the Master of Applied Linguistics are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). Program Rules The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Applied Linguistics. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate. Early exit points Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Applied Linguistics at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards: Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics (#8) Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics (#16) Fields of study The following is a list of fields of study available in the Master of Applied Linguistics. When you graduate, any fields of study you have finished will be listed on your degree certificate. Applied Linguistics Applied Linguistics provides a strong understanding of concepts, current issues and research methods in the core areas of applied linguistics. Students will acquire specialised knowledge of theory and practice in targeted areas of language teaching, technology, and sociolinguistics/ intercultural issues. Whilst studying Applied Linguistics, students will develop an ability to apply their knowledge to professional and practical tasks in teaching and other areas and an understanding of principal directions in current thinking and applications of the field. TESOL Studies The TESOL field is a professional development program for experienced teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English as a Second Language (ESL). Research and project options are available, particularly for students intending to continue on to higher research degrees. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a dynamic, global profession. With English being the international language of business, education, and cross-cultural communication, qualified TESOL professionals are in great demand worldwide. TESOL Studies requires a minimum of 1 year full time (or part time equivalent) teaching experience in a language related area. If teaching experience is part time please ensure number of hours per week is stated. A number of courses are also offered on-line. The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and MA degrees awarded do not provide entry qualifications for language teaching. [-]

Master of Applied and General Linguistics

Australian National University - College of Arts & Social Sciences
Campus Full time Australia Canberra

The program is designed for people who already have prior knowledge of linguistics or applied linguistics, and also for people coming from cognate areas such as speech pathology, audiology, interpreting or translation studies, language teaching, and editing. [+]

Do you have a passion for languages? Our program focuses on the nature, use and structure of language, as well as how to apply this knowledge in contexts ranging from second language learning and education, social interaction, communication across cultures, intercultural communication to language policy and language politics. This program is for you if you are interested in human linguistic capabilities in general, as well as the description and explanation of particular languages. You can undertake a specialisation in one of 19 languages. The program is designed for people who already have prior knowledge of linguistics or applied linguistics, and also for people coming from cognate areas such as speech pathology, audiology, interpreting or translation studies, language teaching, and editing. This degree provides you with the opportunity to draw on over thirty linguistics experts as well as expert teachers of many languages. Admissions Requirements Domestic A Bachelor degree with an average mark of at least 65%. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students International A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students. Career opportunities: The Master of General and Applied Linguistics will advance your career in education, translation and interpreting, language teaching, speech pathology, audiology, editing, language policy, cross-cultural communication, language documentation and other positions in government and private business. It is also a pathway to further studies. Further studies: Master of General and Applied Linguistics (Advanced) In this advanced option you complete a thesis instead of a semester of electives, which allows you to have a stronger research focus to your master’s qualification. Admissions requirements By transfer from the Master of General and Applied Linguistics, with a weighted average mark of at least 70% in the first 72 units of course work attempted as well as the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis. If the total number of units attempted exceeds 72 in the same teaching period in which the 72nd unit is attempted, exactly 72 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from courses in descending order of marks. Flexible Double Masters The Flexible Double Master Degree provides enormous flexibility through being able to combine any two degrees available in the program for which the entry requirements are met and, by cross counting of electives, completing two degrees in one year less than completing the degrees separately. For students who are eligible for credit for previous degrees or work experience, the double degree may require as little as two years. CRICOS code: 088510F [-]

Master of Translating and Interpreting

RMIT University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

This program has been designed for you to develop and enhance professional translating and/or interpreting skills. You’ll engage with advanced theoretical... [+]

Master of Translating and Interpreting

Translators and interpreters provide a critical link in connecting people from different languages and cultures in an increasingly global world. They are highly sought after as professionals.This program has been designed for you to develop and enhance professional translating and/or interpreting skills. You’ll engage with advanced theoretical approaches while gaining specialised knowledge of current and emerging industrial issues related to the field. You will use innovative applications of communication technology to support translating and/or interpreting practice and gain insight into your own creativity.By linking translation technology, ethics, professional studies and theoretical and discourse analysis to practical issues in translating and interpreting, RMIT graduates are work-ready and prepared to respond to industry requirements.You’ll gain specialised knowledge of professional ethics to work as a professional translator and/or interpreter in both domestic and international contexts in the public service; the legal, health, business and security fields; and international relations.Graduates who successfully complete the requisite core and elective courses at the required standard will be recommended for nationally recognised accreditation as a professional translator and/or interpreter.A Graduate Diploma exit point is available.... [-]