The University of Newcastle, Australia
Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online

Duration

0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Duration

0.5 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

UON program code: 11255
CRICOS code: 032732K

Study Applied Linguistics

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.

Why study with us?

  • Study anywhere, anytime - our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere, to balance work, life and study.
  • Become an industry expert - you’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills to understand the complex processes of language learning and development.
  • Work anywhere in the world - our Certificate in Applied Linguistics is recognised nationally and internationally, in an environment where the demand for educated linguists is on the rise.

Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics professional student

What you will study

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:

  • Structure of English
  • Foundation of Linguistics
  • Language and Meaning

In addition to the core courses, students will have the choice to specialise in one of the following areas:

  • introduction to syntax
  • issues of bilingualism and bilingual education
  • academic writing
  • research preparation

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.


Career opportunities

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:

  • teaching in literacy programs
  • teaching in English or foreign language
  • speech pathologist
  • academic professor
  • interpreter/translator
  • researcher
  • audiologist

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.