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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Master of Applied Linguistics

  • Masters (Coursework)

Develop your identity as a language professional and become part of a global network.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1 year full-time
Course Code
5466, 090305D
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$32,112 per year / $32,112 total

About this course

The Master of Applied Linguistics is a professional development program designed for teachers of English and other second languages, as well as language professionals in translation, interpretation and other second language areas. You can choose to specialise in Applied Linguistics or Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Studies.

For your one year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) study, you'll select from nearly 20 courses in the linguistic, psychological, educational and socio-cultural aspects of language learning and use, and in language teaching methodology.

The program has a strong national and international reputation. Graduates take up, and in many cases return to, teaching and administrative positions in high schools, universities and language schools in Australia and abroad. They also find employment in business and government positions that draw on the understanding of how languages are used in different settings and cultures.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Study at UQ's School of Languages and Cultures, an international leader in the teaching of interpreting and translation.
  • Work with and learn from more than 50 leading researchers who specialise in a diverse range of disciplines.
  • Choose to specialise in Applied Linguistics or Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Studies.
  • Develop an understanding of the field of linguistics while having access to research training.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Linguistics researcher
  • Cryptologic linguist
  • International business consultant
  • TESOL teacher
  • Language teacher
  • Language program manager