Master of Applied Linguistics

The University of Melbourne

This program is designed for graduate professionals working with language in a wide range of areas. The program will equip students with an understanding of key research issues in applied linguistics and the skills to make a substantial professional contribution to the field.

Course Fee:

Australian: $56,416
International: $70,520

Entry Requirements:

200 point program: Undergraduate degree with a weighted average mark of at least 70%, or equivalent. 150 point program: Undergraduate degree in a related discipline with a weighted average mark of at least 70 per cent, or equivalent. 100 point program: Honours degree in a related discipline with a weighted average mark of at least 70 per cent, or equivalent, or Undergraduate degree in a related discipline with a weighted average mark of at least 70 per cent, or equivalent, and at least two years' documented, relevant work experience.


Coursework or coursework and minor thesis; Master of Applied Linguistics degree usually comprises a 200-point course. However, you may be eligible to earn your degree with 100 or 150 points, depending on previous studies and experience.

Subjects you can Study:

Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL); Technology in language learning; Language testing; English language; Modern languages

Study Pathways:

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

Further information:

Online distance learning available.

Who for:

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

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Full time 2 years
Parkville No info Yes Part time 4 years
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With a 160-year history of leadership in learning, teaching and research, the University of Melbourne has grown to be an internationally respected institution, consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities – number one in Australia and number 32 in the world*. 

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Admission and Selection

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Study options 

Our approach means you can create your own study path based on your interests and abilities, but with flexibility to explore new options along the way. In a world where careers are changing fast and employers want analytical and adaptable thinking, this flexibility has never been more important. 

Our bachelor degrees are offered in: Agriculture, Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Fine Arts, Music, Oral Health, and Science and cover more than 100 areas of study. Our professional graduate programs include architecture, criminology, education, engineering, finance, law, medicine, nursing, optometry, psychology, urban planning, veterinary medicine and many, many more. 

We’ve also introduced a new suite of courses that bundle your undergraduate degree with your graduate study. These Graduate Degree Packages mean you’ll have the assurance of a guaranteed graduate place at the time you receive your offer. 

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