Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
Face to Face, Online
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.
1 year 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, desire to develop your current skills in the different techniques for teaching English as a second language, have studied your Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics and are looking to further advance your career in the field then the Master of Applied Linguistics at the University of Newcastle is for you.
This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of language learning and development, to develop theoretically motivated language teaching curricula, and to improve their effectiveness as teachers of English as a second or foreign language. The program combines theoretical perspectives with empirical studies and practical applications and provides the opportunity for practical experience of classroom and individual teaching.
The University of Newcastle’s Master of Applied Linguistics is designed to enhance students existing knowledge and open up further career opportunities in the field of linguistics. 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 English as a second language. 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 areas outlined in the directed courses. Some of these include, but are not limited to:
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 Master of Applied Linguistics enhances your skills and knowledge allowing you to pursue higher level roles 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.
Graduates of the University of Newcastle program have pursued careers teaching at universities around the world. Your future career opportunities will be abundant seeing you graduate with the potential to embark on some of the following career pathways:
Students should be aware, the NSW Department of Education will recognise graduates of this award as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, where they have also completed an accredited teaching degree and have been registered as teachers with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES). For recognition in other states and territories, graduates should contact the Department of Education in the relevant jurisdiction to determine the specific requirements for recognition as an ESL teacher.