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
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 featuresLets 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 ... [-]
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. ... [-]
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. [+]
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
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.... [-]
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.... [-]
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. [+]
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 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.... [-]