Master of General and Applied Linguistics

Australian National University ANU

This program focuses on the nature, use and structure of language, as well as how to apply this knowledge in contexts ranging from second language learning and education, social interaction, communication across cultures, intercultural communication to language policy and language politics. It is aimed at students who are interested in human linguistic capabilities in general, as well as the description and explanation of particular languages. Students can undertake a specialisation in one of 19 languages. 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. The program provides students with the opportunity to draw on over thirty linguistics experts as well as expert teachers of many languages.

Course Fee:


Entry Requirements:

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%; English language requirements


96 units of coursework. Students must complete 72 units of disciplinary courses. A maximum of 30 units can come from language courses. The remaining units are free electives and can be used to take almost any course on campus (subject to availability and course entry requirements).

Subjects you can Study:

Ancient Greek language and culture; Arabic language and culture; Australian indigenous languages and society; Chinese language and culture; English language; French language and culture; German language and culture; Hindi language and culture; Indonesian language and culture; Italian language and culture; Japanese language and culture; Korean language and culture; Latin language and culture; Persian language and culture; Portuguese language and culture; Russian language and culture; Sanskrit language and culture; Spanish language and culture; Thai language and culture; Turkish language and culture; Vietnamese language and culture

Study Pathways:

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.

Who for:

Students seeking more specialised knowledge related to their language teaching work

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00120C

Related Careers:

Anthropologist, Interpreter, Translator,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info No Full time 2 years
Canberra No info No Part time 4 years

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