Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The human capacity for language is at the heart of the study of linguistics. The field encompasses the nature of different languages and the nature of language as a cognitive and social phenomenon. It asks questions such as: How do we communicate? In what ways are languages different and similar? How do we learn language? Why does language change over time? What is the relationship between mind and language? The Master of General and Applied Linguistics (Advanced) offers the opportunity to explore these and many other questions through an especially broad selection of topics. The program will provide you with a solid grounding in linguistic theory, analysis and associated methodologies, and offers the opportunity to study language as a cognitive, social and historical process. Students can also study a broad range of languages as part of the degree.
Students seeking more specialised knowledge related to their language teaching work
Completion of 96 units, which must consist of: 24 units introductory courses, a maximum of 24 units from completion of disciplinary courses, 12 or 24 units of research methods, 12 or 24 units of research project, a maximum of 24 units of language specialisations and 24 units of electives or thesis.
Standard entry requirements
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7. All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
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. Cognate disciplines: Applied Linguistics, Audiology, Communication Studies, International Communication Studies, Languages, Language Teaching, Lexicography, Linguistics, Speech Pathology, TESOL from an Australian tertiary institution or its international equivalent, Translating/Interpreting
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Advanced Master option available for those wishing to undertake 24 units research thesis or looking for a pathway to Higher Degree by Research programs.