Taught course

Applied Linguistics

University of New England · Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education

Entry requirements

  • Hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a non-relevant field; or
  • Hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree (or higher) in linguistics.

Months of entry

March, July, November

Course content

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.

The optional TESOL Major incorporates specialist TESOL units including a professional practicum which can be completed in a wide range of contexts.

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).

Career Opportunities

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.

The Master of Applied Linguistics (TESOL) constitutes 'a recognised postgraduate TESOL qualification which includes a practicum' (NEAS: National ELT Accreditation Scheme). It also meets the standards required by most employers in the adult TESOL sector, including those in the ELICOS and adult migrant sectors and in many overseas teaching posts

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MAppLing
    full time
    18 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

UNE International Admissions
+61 2 6773 2135