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Applied Linguistics

University of New South Wales

24 months
36480 AUD/year
26880 AUD/year
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Do you have a deep interest in the workings of language? The Applied Linguistics program from University of New South Wales is a professionally relevant degree for students intrigued by the complex relationship between structural and functional elements of language and its social, cognitive and cultural manifestations. 


The Applied Linguistics program from University of New South Wales focuses on the traditional core areas of language structure, including the sound system (phonetics and phonology), grammar (morphology and syntax) and meaning (semantics and pragmatics). You will also examine how contemporary linguists deal with issues of language acquisition and use, and intercultural communication. You can expand your knowledge by studying linguistic diversity in urban settings and Indigenous contexts or by learning about language policies which impact multilingual and multicultural communities.

Why choose this degree? 

Your advanced education in applied linguistics will prepare you for a successful career as a linguistics specialist.

Who should choose this degree?

This degree will suit anyone interested in teaching or learning foreign languages, interpreting and translation, or providing linguistic support for professions such as law and medicine.

Career opportunities

  • Applied Linguistics leads to careers in of the field of foreign and second language education, including
  • Teaching English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Consultancy in inter-cultural communication
  • Discourse analysis for corporations and market research,
  • Advocacy for linguistically disadvantaged groups including refugees and immigrants
  • Language policy advisory role in government departments,
  • Policy and curriculum development in bilingual and second language contexts
  • Corpus linguistics for computer science
  • Researching diverse aspects of second language acquisition and language use in society

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethnographic Methodology
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Bilingualism 
  • Cross-cultural Pragmatics
  • Linguistics of Spoken English
  • Psycholinguistic Inquiry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.


96 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 083248M 

1 year plan

  • Honours degree or Graduate Diploma (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average (65%).
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average (65%), plus one year relevant professional experience.
2 year plan
  • A Bachelor Degree or equivalent with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%.

Tuition Fee

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    36480 AUD/year
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    26880 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 26880 AUD per year during 24 months.


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