Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
Face to Face, Online
0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.
$15,430 (indicative annual fee, 2019)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
0.5 years full-time.
Face to Face, Online
If you are truly fascinated by the English language and how it can be affected by social and cultural influences, and hold a degree in another language, education, English, psychology or speech pathology, the Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics at the University of Newcastle is for you.
The program combines theoretical perspectives, experimental studies, and practical applications so you can develop a well-rounded comprehension and experience base. You will learn theoretically motivated language teaching curricula and graduate with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of language learning and development leading to opportunities to work as a researcher or academic.
The University of Newcastle’s Certificate in Applied Linguistics is designed to propel students towards success. Our foundation courses are real-world focused - you’ll graduate with advanced knowledge in the complex area of the English language, and the ability to teach and research this area further. Courses to support your drive and direction include:
In addition to the core courses, students will have the choice to specialise in one of the following areas:
Upon completion of the above courses you will have developed a high-level understanding and critical appreciation of linguistics within local, national and global contexts.
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
The University of Newcastle’s Certificate in Applied Linguistics prepares you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career as a researcher or academic in Australian and international industries, where there is an increasing demand for experts in linguistics. You’ll graduate ready to apply your in-depth knowledge of the complex processes of language learning and development in the competitive global working environment.
With your high-level linguistics skills you can embark on some of the following career pathways:
You can also take your postgraduate qualification to the next level, opening up further career opportunities with the Master of Applied Linguistics at the University of Newcastle.