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Course content


The Master of Applied Linguistics covers theoretical and methodological issues relevant to qualified and/or experienced 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. The degree is designed to allow candidates to study a range of topics within the area of Applied Linguistics.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-applied-linguistics

Key benefits

- Allows you the opportunity to 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

Suitable for

Suitable if you are an experienced / qualified TESOL teacher or other language professional, working or aiming to work in the areas of teaching, curriculum development, literacy education assessment and program evaluation, bilingualism, teacher education, policy development, management, or a community service where language and communication are critical issues.

Work experience requirements

At least 1 year of full time or equivalent work experience as a language teacher or other language professional eg writer, editor, journalist, interpreter, translator (supplementary form and supporting documentation required – see ‘How to apply’)

If you don’t have sufficient relevant work experience but you have a Bachelor degree in a related area (as per the admission requirements) then you can still apply for this program.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Career Opportunities

A Master of Applied Linguistics degree can enhance career opportunities in many professions where an in-depth understanding of language and communication is important, especially for graduates with prior experience as language teachers. Our graduates are also employed in a wide range of positions that require effective communication with colleagues, as well as with clients, patients or students. Many work in professions that help others to communicate more effectively in written or spoken form.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-applied-linguistics

Visit the Master of Applied Linguistics page on the Macquarie University website for more details!





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