Master of Applied Linguistics

Can be taken anytime
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Course Fee

Course Overview

UNE's Master of Applied Linguistics (MAAL) degree provides a professional qualification for those working in language teaching, language program management, TESOL, social services, health, education and the law, as well as those who work with linguistic and cultural minorities. UNE's MAAL degree was Australia's first fully online Masters degree in Applied Linguistics, and our staff have over 15 years of experience in offering this high-quality interactive postgraduate course using the latest multimedia technology. You will be part of a global classroom, interacting with your lecturers and with students from more than 30 countries via online discussion forums. You'll explore languages of the world, language acquisition, language in education, language in legal and other professional contexts, and intercultural communication - all at a time and place that suit your work or family commitments. Students who wish to pursue further research can take a 24 credit point independent research project, LING599, which meets the requirements for entry to a PhD (entry to LING599 is selective).

Who should take this course

The aim of the course is to provide relevant learning in the field of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. Students who complete the course will acquire a solid knowledge base in this field and be equipped to use it in a diverse range of professional, academic and community contexts, but especially in language teaching. The Master of Applied Linguistics has a proven track record in helping students achieve employment and promotion in fields as diverse as language policy, management of language programs, government, health and the law as well as entry to higher degree research programs.

Course content

Students are required to complete the following core units:

  • LING450 The Design of Language
  • LING451 Introduction to Applied Linguistics
  • LING552 Intercultural Communication
  • LING553 The English Language
  • LING561 Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
  • LING567 Applied Linguistics Research Practice or LING599 Dissertation in Linguistics
  • AND up to 5 subjects from the general program or TESOL major

About Course Provider

Our aim is to offer you the most flexible study options without losing any of the rigour required in a quality tertiary education. You can study on campus for a traditional face-to-face education experience, or from wherever you are; our new generation of online study is making tertiary education more accessible than ever. Originally named New England University College, UNE was established as a college of the University of Sydney in 1938. It was the second university established in New South Wales and Australia’s first regional university. In 1954 the University became fully independent as the University of New England and pioneered teaching by correspondence to external students.

UNE offers a distinctive on-campus experience which is strengthened by one of Australia’s oldest residential systems. Living in any of the eight colleges offers students the best in modern on-campus living with superb academic support, pastoral care and the opportunity to partake in a wide range of social and sporting activities. UNE is internationally recognised for its innovative approach to online teaching and research excellence with 87% of its research fields rated world standard or above.

Research endeavours are supported through a number of flagship research centres:

  • The Animal and Genetics Breeding Unit (AGBU)
  • The Centre for Agriculture and Law (AgLaw)
  • Centre for Local Government
  • Institute for Rural Futures (IRF)
  • The Paleoscience Research Centre and
  • The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR).

As the biggest regional employer and an externally engaged organisation, the University actively pursues effective partnerships and plays a significant role in Armidale and wider rural and regional communities.

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