Master of Education (Applied Linguistics)

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Program Description

Enhance your communication management skills

A Master of Education (Applied Linguistics) is ideal if you work with second language speakers and their communities, or in the fields of speech therapy and pathology, allied health, psychology or training in a variety of settings that requires skills in communication management and cross-cultural interaction.

Study flexibility

If you are not sure whether you would like to complete an entire Masters degree, apply to study USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Education, Graduate Diploma of Education (Commonwealth Supported Place) or Graduate Diploma of Education (Full Fee Paying) and take the credit from your studies to the Master of Education if you decide to continue studying.

Develop research skills

A significant component of your studies will be research courses designed to expand your understanding of the role of education in society, and the challenges faced by educators in rapidly changing, multicultural communities. Choose between an Applied Research or Advanced Research project.

The Applied Research has a practical emphasis on innovative and creative approaches to solving current issues in the education environment. You can use your own experiences as a backdrop to your studies and develop a research project based on your current workplace.

The Advanced Research specialisation will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of your educational interests. Using research methods, you will explore different approaches to contemporary education, and develop professional research skills essential to undertaking further learning. This specialisation offers a research-based pathway into a PhD, subject to meeting all entry requirements.

Career outcomes

Employment opportunities also exist abroad with multinational organisations that employ graduates with skills in international relations with second language users in the workplace. There is also demand among administrators and teachers in classrooms, in Indigenous communities and in the education and health sectors.

Other majors

Other specialisations in the Master of Education (Commonwealth Supported Place) include Early Childhood, Guidance and Counselling, Special Education and TESOL.

Specialisations in the Master of Education (Full Fee Paying) include: Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning, Career Development, Curriculum and Pedagogical Leadership, Leading and Managing Educational Organisations, Multicultural Education and Online and Distributed Learning.

Entry Requirements

Pre-requisites

  • 3-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, from a recognised university
  • Approved bachelor degree, or equivalent, in education.
  • Candidates with a bachelor degree, or equivalent, in a non-related discipline may be eligible for entry into USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Education. Upon completion and achievement of a minimum GPA of 4.0, they may apply for entry into the Master of Education.

English Language Requirements

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Alternate pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.

Last updated Sep 2019

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