The University of Melbourne

Master of Applied Linguistics

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

Applied linguists have increasingly more positions for work in the world today and the Master of Applied Linguistics will train you for these jobs with a theoretical and practical foundation. Linguistics at the University of Melbourne is ranked 25 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022). This course brings a research component to your existing knowledge so that you will graduate with a competitive edge in language teaching, language assessment and language program evaluation.

Designed for

Graduates who are already working or seeking to work in the field, or for people with a general interest in linguistics


  • 200 point program (2 years full-time or part-time equivalent)
  • 150 point program (1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent)
  • 100 point program (1 year full-time or part-time equivalent)


  • Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)
  • Language Testing
  • English Language

Standard entry requirements

An undergraduate degree in any discipline with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%), or equivalent

Study pathways

Students who complete the thesis option may be eligible to undertake a PhD or masters by research program.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Domestic: $63,566
International: $79,376
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
Parkville Domestic: $63,566
International: $84,099
  • Full-time : 2 years

Further information

Online distance learning available.

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